This Week in Rushville
Our town of Rushville is proud to welcome home Abel
Johansen and his trusty dog, Sniffer. The heroic duo were on the
3:40 train that came from Albany, New York, into Oakdale. From Oakdale
they called George Smith who drove from Rushville to pick them up. Geroge
said "I was expecting their call, as Abel told me last week that he'd be
coming in today on the 3:40 into Oakdale. I was just waiting on the call
what with the travel warnings and all."
As we know, Abel Johansen (age 54) and Sniffer (age 91 in canine years)
comprise 100% of our Search and Rescue team. They headed off last week
to help with the rescue effort in New York City. Patrick Leonard led the
local Rushville band in a wonderful send off party as George Smith
loaded the Abel and Sniffer into his truck for the drive to the Oakdale
train station. Patrick and the band played "When the Saints Go Marching
In" and "Louie, Louie."
On the way out of town they drove down Central Avenue to 5th Standard
Road, then headed east 3 miles to County Junction. At that point the
truck was out of sight. Dusty Jenkins said, "I don't know why ol' George
took 5th Standard Road, he could've saved a minute or two staying on
Central until Eastern Avenue. But that's George for you."
In other Rushville news, the Rockwater family was pleased to receive
a postcard from Theresa's cousin Eddie and his lovely family, Corinne,
Eddie Jr. and Catherine. The postcard, from Canada, had a lovely
international stamp on it.
Last but certainly not least, Bessie Manfeld claims that her walnut
crop this year may be the best ever. Can't wait for a slice of that
famous walnut macaroon pie, Bessie!
(Reported by Mark Schmidt, Jody LaFerriere and Curtis Matthews)