Gift of the Past

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iUniverse, Feb 10, 2011 - Architecture - 180 pages

Poems and Stories written by my Grandparents, Webster and Maggie Baker during the 1880s brings that part of History to life.

Maggie was 18 and Webster 23 when Websters dad moved his family to Kansas to Homestead. Webster had to leave his girl friend back in Indiana. That is the heart ache behind the poem Separation. How he came back and married his formal sweetheart is part of the story.

My dad, Chester Baker, grew up on this Sugar Maple farm and he had many adventures as a farm boy in the early Nineteen Hundreds. How he lost his pig down a sink hole and was able to retrieve it is part of history.

Many of the stories of Mitchell were written by Jack Colglazier.

My life as an airplane pilot brings history to the modern day. I was able to fl y my plane from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from Alaska to Florida and many places in between. My experience of racing airplanes is unique and very different from the normal way of life.


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Maggie and Webster
Webster Washington Baker
The Chess Family
Good Society
My Trip To The Moon
Maggies Journal
Chewing and spitting
Living on the Farm and the Happenings of Life in Lawrenceport
The Most Stupid Thing I Ever Did
Dance Group
My Room
Learning to Drive
Ill Never Leave You Kids Alone Again

Chess Farm
Sugar Camp
Chester and Louisa
Walk In The Woods
How I Knew Where Babies Come From?
Gold Mine
Two Room School House
My Grandparents Jacob and Nellie Colglazier
Big Old Barn
Fun On The Farm
The Way It
Wash Your Ears
Two room house
Jacks Story
More Memories from Jack Colglazier
Nine Year Old Girls
C B Auto
Christmas to Remember
Next Door Brat
War Years
Stung by a Wasp
East Side of Indianapolis
Warren Township Indianapolis
Starting to Work
Blaze Our Collie
Washington DC
College years
Special Joys
Tara and Shannon
To My Granddaughters
Grand Canyon
College Girls
A New Generation
Farm Boys
Precious Grandsons
Graduation Gift
Sleeping With a Pit Bull

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About the author (2011)

Nellie was born near Spring Mill before it was a State Park. Most of her married life was spent in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She became a widow at the age of fifty two and then her life was divided between her work as Food Director for Warren Township Schools and her life as an airplane pilot. Her adventures in the airplane took her all over North America. She is past Chairman of the Indiana Chapter of Ninety Nines (International Organization of Women Pilots).

She came back to her roots in Bedford, Indiana in 1988 and developed a new life in her Art (oil paintings and colored pencil drawings). Making Teddy Bears for children in Hospitals is a top priority. She and members of her church make about 450 teddy bears a year. She enjoys writing about her many experiences.

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