Zionsville Times Sentinel
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 B3
Join us at the McCurdy barn warming
As I write this column, I have no
ly responded to by his neighbors and
idea what the ther-
friends on Saturday. They
“There were three large tables set
mometer will be
began to arrive with their
across the barn that accommodated
showing on the first
well-laden baskets about
about one hundred people at each
Wednesday of 2009.
eight a.m., coming from all
course. Two hundred and fifty persons
I do know it’ll be
directions within a radius of
ate dinner, and the total number pres-
much colder than it
at least ten miles.
ent was about three hundred, a great
was on July 24, 113
“The morning dawned
many dropping in after dinner. Many
years ago when
bright and pleasant, and
more would have been in attendance
almost 300 people
with the exception of the
had it not been in the busiest of sea-
gathered on the farm
heat remained so during the
of Mr. and Mrs.
entire day. Mr. and Mrs.
“The afternoon was passed in social
Samuel McCurdy
JOAN P. LYONS McCurdy gave their visitors chat and speech making, the older
for a barn warming.
a hearty welcome and
ones reviewing the hardships of the
past times
But those of us
proved themselves equal to
early settlement of that neighborhood;
interested in learn-
the occasion in entertaining
the middle-aged discussing the ques-
ing what went on at such a huge event
tions of the hour, and the younger por-
will be happy to think warm thoughts
“The forenoon was spent in viewing
tion engaged in the hilarity of the day,
on a cold day as we are transported
the barn, deer park, fish pond and
and all admiring the convenience and
back in time through the words of
other features of the farm, but the
special features of the 'big barn.'
Editor Cal. Gault in the July 29 edition
grand feature of the day was the din-
“Some very good talks were given
of The Zionsville Times in 1886. We
ner. We can not enter into a detailed
by Rev. McClain, I. N. Cotton and
have edited only to break long para-
account of the hearty abundance of
Uncle Silas White. It was late in the
those tables, but enough to say that
afternoon before the company dis-
“The invitation given to the public
there were but few departments of the
persed, but all went away feeling that
by Samuel McCurdy to attend the fes-
natural world that were not called
the day had been passed very pleasant-
tivities of his barn warming was hearti-
upon to yield up an offering for this
ly and profitably.”
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