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  1. Penny Shewmon
    April 4, 2024 @ 3:43 pm

    What a guy!!! (aka: “Curly”- a nick name my dad called him) So grateful to have been able to call him friend. Always a smile and a warm friendly hug. Love, love this family. He will be missed.


  2. Dennis Dean
    April 22, 2024 @ 11:53 am

    Norman Lynn “Digger” Farel b.7-16-1934 / d.3-25-24
    The following is a short story about Lynn when he was living at the old home on Bridges Creek!
    We’ll call it, “Grandpa Dean’s Hatchet”!
    When Lynn was 7 or 8 years old, John Dean, one of Bessie’s brothers began teasing him and the madder Lynn got, the more John would tease! Lynn told his Uncle John that if he didn’t quit he would throw “The Hatchet” at him! The hatchet was a child’s toy that my dad, Norman Dean, got for Christmas when he was 7 or 8 years old. The hatchet was made of iron with a wood handle. John kept teasing Lynn and he threw the hatchet! Fortunately, he missed Uncle John, but hit one of the windows at the front of the house. Not just any window, but one of 3 Standing Stag windows!
    Lynn received a whipping from his mother and was sent outside! As Lynn was walking away, mad as ever, he saw an old paint can and picked it up and threw it at the side of the house, but he missed the house and broke another window. Another “punishment” was meted out!

    Written for Norman Lynn ‘Digger’ Farel for his “90” birthday! “Almost”!
    From Dennis Norman Dean

    P.s. What’s in a name?
    Christopher Caleb Dean was our grandfather. He didn’t like the name Christopher and dropped it and became Caleb Dean!
    My dad was named Caleb Norman Dean. He didn’t like Caleb as his first name and became Norman Dean!
    Lynn and I were named after my dad, Norman.


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