Photo 7-SMA-34


Visitor Comments

This was my great grandfather’s farm, Howard Worthington. The house was constructed based off of a lodge he had been to. There was a high ceiling, all solid wood and a beautiful fireplace. There was a tire swing on the oak tree in the front yard, which was popular for all of us who celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas here every year. The last time I attended was in 1976. The menu always included chili and oyster stew. The men in our family would crank three to four canisters of homemade ice cream in the basement.

I don't know you, Linette, but Howard Worthington was my great-uncle. His first wife, Ethyl Hodgson Worthington, was the sister to my grandfather, Forrest Hodgson. I, too, remember visiting Howard and Elaine (his 2nd wife) at the very house you described, several times, in the early/mid/late 1970s! Thx for posting this! Best Regards, Todd Blodgett

Hi, Todd. I’ve never heard your last name. How great is it to know there are people who were in touch with this farm?! I believe I have heard of Forrest Hudson as “Red”. Thank you so much for your comment. I would love to connect with you to understand the relationship of you to my great grandfather. I would like to know who my great grandmother was. I always heard of her as “Grammy” and one of the kindest ladies known. But I only knew her from stories. From my memories as a child in the 70s, I only know Elaine. I hope we can connect somehow. I am on Facebook. Please try to look me up. My maiden name is Worthington. My grandfather is Howard and Ethyl’s eldest son, Carroll Worthington. My father is David Worthington. The Hodgsons I know are in Vinton & Des Mounes, IA.

Your Comment

Do you have a connection to this photograph? Maybe you grew up here or know someone who did? What has changed in the 35 years since this photo was taken? Tell us!