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By Frank Passic

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1956 FUTURE CITIZENS OF THE PAST

Morning Star, October 14, 2012, pg. 11

Tom Feldpausch certainly left his mark on Albion not only as a grocer, but as a community leader as well. Even in his final years and months he still visited Albion and his former store with a smile. He was a part of all of our "growing up in Albion" years, and will be truly missed. We still remember that unusual-shaped sign attached to the front of his super-market on N. Eaton St. that bore the Felpausch name for many years. I must confess it reminded me of the State of Nevada turned on its side.

The Ismon House on S. Clinton St. has been in the news recently with their request for funds for a new roof. Historically this building has been used for a wide variety of events for all ages ever since it was erected. I came across this photo showing once such event, with the very youngest age group ever to assemble there.

Back on Wednesday, February 22, 1956, the ladies E.L.T. Club held a "Our Future Citizens" party for memberís children below 5 years of age as part of its meeting agenda. The event was held at the clubís headquarters in the Mary (Peabody) Sheldon Ismon house as part of the clubís regular meeting. From our Historical Notebook this week we present a photograph from that event. The original photo caption quipped that this was a "photographic study of happiness, dismay, unconcern, and curiosity."

Front row, left to right: Lee Tobakos, Randy Clark, Kitty Neuman, Lynn Gardner with Chris Rowan on her lap, Annabelle Dean, and Nan Strohmenger. Back row: Cara Bobbitt, Elizabeth/Betsy Kruse, John Bedient, Anne Davey, Charles Farley, Marjorie Joe Brown, Terri Brown, Storme Rumsey. How many of our readers remember these children?


The Children of E.L.T. in 1956

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