FALL TIME IN MAZEPPA

FALL TIME IN MAZEPPA
IF THIS ISN'T HEAVEN IT'S PRETTY CLOSE
I HAVE STARTED A FACEBOOK PAGE TO KEEP ALL OF THE PICTURES I HAVE OF MY OLD HOMETOWN. I ENCOUNTERED A PROBLEM LINKING MY PHOTO ALBUM WITH THE BLOG AND DECIDED THIS WILL BE THE BEST AVENUE TO GO. SO IF YOU GO TO FACEBOOK AND TYPE IN......IMAGES OF MAZEPPA PA YOU WILL NOW FIND ALL OF THE PICTURES I ONCE HAD ON THIS BLOG. ALSO IF YOU HAVE PICTURES FROM THE MAZEPPA AREA THAT YOU CAN EMAIL TO ME I WOULD BE GLAD TO ADD THEM TO THE PHOTO ALBUM

Sunday, June 18, 2017

BACK IN THE CREEK

FINALLY BACK IN THE CREEK AS THE RAINS HAVE SLOWED A BIT.   AND WHAT A DAY I HAD ON SATURDAY.  CAUGHT 22 IN ALL AND ALSO SAW AN OWL.     18 INCH PICKERAL...SEVERAL DANDY BASS INCLUDING A 16 INCH SMALLY AND A NICE RAINBOW.  LAST FISH WAS A 14  CHUB.  JUST A WONDERFUL DAY IN MAZEPPA




Monday, May 29, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY 2017

NOT EVEN RAIN COULD DAMPEN THE SPIRIT FOR OUR MEMORIAL DAY PARADE AND CEREMONY.  THE PARADE JUST ENDED AND THE HEAVENS OPENED UP. SO RIGHT ON CUE WE HEADED INTO MAZEPPA UNION CHURCH FOR THE CEREMONY.  OUR GUEST SPEAKER WAS CHRIS BRADY AND HE WAS FABULOUS.  ALSO GIVING A PRESENTATION WAS WAYNE STAHL WHO SPKE OF HIS GRANDFATHER HARRY GILBERT STAHL WHO SERVED IN WW1.  HE BROUGHT ALONG ITEMS THAT BELONGED TO HIS GRANDFATHER AND SHARED THEM WITH US.  WILL PUT A FEW PICTURES WITH THIS POST BUT LOOK FOR MORE ON THE MAZEPPA FACEBOOK PAGE.  ALSO A HUGE THANKYOU TO DON AND KAREN TURNER AND THE KIDS FOR KEEPING THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL TRADITION GOING AFTER THE PROGRAM.  JUST A WONDERFUL NIGHT IN THE OLD HOMETOWN.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

FLOWERS AND FISHING

HELPED TO PLANT THE FLOWERS AT THE CHURCH YESTERDAY AND THEN JUMPED IN THE CREEK TO FISH.  THE CREEK WAS PLENTY HIGH AND I EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT NOT EVEN TEMPTING TO WADE IT AS THE CURRENT WAS QUITE STRONG.  AT THE END OF THE PRIME HOURS FOR FISHING AND PROBABLY WHY I ONLY CAUGHT 3 BUT 3 DANDIES.  PICTURED AT A 14 INCH BROWNIE.......13 INCH SMALLMOUTH AND A PICKERAL THAT HAD TO BE IN THAT 16 INCH RANGE.  QUALITY NOT QUANTITY  ON FRIDAY.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

SATURDAY MAY 27TH IS THE MAZEPPA YARD SALES  8 AM - ?   RAIN OR SHINE.  ALSO THE FIRE STATION WILL BE SELLING BBQ CHICKEN AND PREORDER BY CALLING
570 - 412 - 2485  OR  570 - 524 - 0139.   PICKUP TIME IS  10 AM - 1 PM.   WE WAITED TOO MANY YEARS FOR THIS FIRE STATION AND WE NEED TO SUPPORT IT.   THE NEXT DAY  SUNDAY MAY 28TH IS THE MAZEPPA PARADE AND MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE.  PARADE STARTS AT THE USUAL 6 AM AND THERE WILL BE THE ICE CREAM SOCIAL AT THE HALL AFTER THE SERVICE IN THE CEMETERY.  THIS YEARS SPEAKER IS CHRIS BRADY AND HE SHOULD BE GREAT.   HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

DOUG...........PROUD  GRADUATE OF MAZEPPA TECH

Sunday, April 23, 2017

FIRST WADE OF 2017




A FEW DAYS LATE ADDING THIS POST BUT I HAD MY FIRST DAY OF FISHING IN THE OLD HOMETOWN AND WHAT A DAY IT WAS.  IN MY 50 YEARS OF FISHING BUFFALO CREEK I DON'T THINK I EVER CAUGHT MORE THAN 2 TROUT IN ANY GIVEN DAY.  MONDAY WAS OUR USUAL DAY OFF AFTER EASTER AND I HEADED TO THE CREEK.  I CAUGHT 6 TROUT AND THREE WERE REAL BEAUTYS.  THE LARGEST WAS IN THAT 16 - 17  INCH RANGE.  LOTS OF WILDLIFE TOO WITH A FOX SQUIRREL....PILEATED WOODPECKER....WOOD DUCKS....MALLARDS......MERGANZERS AND THE CANADIAN GEESE THAT YOU WILL SEE IN THE PICTURES.  AS SOON AS I JUMPED IN THE CREEK I SAW ONE OF THE EAGLES.  ONLY NEGATIVE TO THE DAY WAS I FELL IN THE WATER AS I SLIPPED ON A ROCK AND THE CURRENT JUST TOOK ME OVER AS I WAS STANDING ON ONE FOOT.  BUT PEOPLE HAVE SAID I AM ALL WET FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.     :  )

Sunday, April 16, 2017

RALPH MACK

RAPLH HENRY  " PETE " MACK , LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE MAZEPPA AREA , PASSED AWAY , APRIL 15, 2017.  HE LIVED ON SPRUCE RUN ROAD FOR 59 YEARS.  BORN  AUGUST 4 , 1926 AND THE SON OF RALPH AND DAISY MACK.  ON NOVEMBER 15, 1947 HE MARRIED LIONA REEDY.  HE SERVED IN THE ARMY DURING WW2 AND WAS EMPLOYED AT THE SHIPPERS CAR LINE IN MILTON.  HE IS SURVIVED BY A SON RALPH  MACK JR AND A DAUGHTER NANCY KEEFER.  HIS BURIAL WILL BE IN THE MAZEPPA CEMETERY.  ANY DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF UNION COUNTY  -  C/ O DEBBIE TRIMBLE - 2737 SMOKETOWN ROAD , LEWISBURG PA 17837

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DOROTHY BAKER

SADLY  WE LOST ONE OF THE LONG TIME RESIDENTS OF MAZEPPA AND A FRIEND TO ALL ,  DOROTHY BAKER PASSED AWAY JANUARY 5 , 2017 .    BORN AUGUST 10, 1918 SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF  HERMAN AND RUTH KEEFER AND WAS MARRIED TO LESTER BAKER WHO PASSED AWAY JANUARY 29 , 2005.  A MEMBER OF THE MAZEPPA UNION CHURCH AND SO MANY OF US WILL REMEMBER HER  A COOK AT BUFFALO CROSSROADS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.  SURVIVED BY SON BILL AND  HIS WIFE SANDRA.   TWO GRANDCHILDREN JEFF BAKER AND LYNN SWANK.    ALSO A SISTER HELEN MILLER AND WAS PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY 2 BROTHERS  HENRY AND WILLIAM KEEFER.   ON A PERSONAL NOTE I WILL PROBABLY NEVER KNOW A KINDER PERSON IN MY LIFE AND SO MANY FOND MEMORIES OF  BOTH DOROTHY AND LESTER AND PLENTY OF GREAT STORIES  FROM MY TIMES SPENT WITH THEM.