Residents remember Mom and Dad
May 11, 2012
(Villisca, Iowa) – Residents at Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak and Villisca share what they remember most about the men and women who gave them life.
Bob and Harvey Karg
Good Samaritan Society – Villisca residents, brothers
Our mom was a very strong woman. Our dad died at age 42, and she was left to raise 10 children, ages 2 to 15, on her own. Mom had a big job, but she never once complained. She showed her strength once again when five of her sons were deployed overseas at the same time during World War II. We all made it back, but the wait must have been terrible.
Good Samaritan Society – Villisca resident
When I was very young, I would pester my papa to let me ride the work horses until one day, he put me up on a big horse. The horse was thirsty. When his head went down to take a drink, I slid right down with it into the trough. Papa quickly helped me out of the water. Mom was not happy, but Papa said he was right there to help me, like he always was.
Maxine Marsden and Billy Jones
Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak residents, sisters
Dad was always happy, and he made our childhood very happy. One of our favorite memories is music time. Every Sunday, our family sat in a circle in the yard. Dad played the mouth harp, Mom played the comb and all of us kids would sing hymns and a variety of other songs. You could hear us for a country mile. What fun we had!
Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak resident
My mom, Leona, was a great mom. One of the ways she showed her love for my brother and me was her wonderful cooking. My favorite meal was her macaroni and cheese. It was made with real cream and lots of cheese and then baked in the oven until it had a nice crust on top. Rich, creamy and oh-so-good!
Tweet E-mail to a friend Print this page Center homepage