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Former resident makes good on her promise to stop by

To the Editor:

It has been a joy to go to the Peabody web site and from there to your newspaper.

Why? I am the daughter of a former owner/publisher of the then Peabody Gazette-Herald, Dwight Hinshaw, so I was particularly interested in the newspaper.

My husband I recently have retired and we are planning a long trip in our fifth-wheel trailer, starting in North Dakota and coming south during the fall months. Of course, we will need to visit my old hometown.

I lived there from probably 1948-49 to 1955, and went to the grade school through the fourth grade.

We lived on Sycamore Street, which as I recall, had brick and no paving on it.

We attended Peabody Presbyterian Church where my mother, Ethel Hinshaw, sang many solos and for many weddings and funerals.

My sisters and brother remember the Fourth of July parades when we decorated our bicycle wheels with crepe paper and rode down Main Street.

Names from the past that stick with me are Karla Slaymaker, Virginia Shepler, and others, classmates and friends from grade school days.

We look forward to visiting the town this fall, and we’ll stop by to say hello.

Julie Hinshaw Mason

Banks, Oregon

(Editor’s note: The Hinshaws were in Peabody for several hours Oct. 8 and enjoyed taking pictures, looking over the community, and visiting with Shreves Avery and other people Julie remembered.)

Last modified Oct. 15, 2008