My Father - Lewis George Honomichl

My father was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family had come from Czechoslovakia. Looking for better living, they moved to Wilson, Kansas. However, that was the time when the Dust Bowl attacked and the Depression came on.

Somehow after he served time in France during World War I, he ended up in Iowa working on the Milwaukee Railroad as a freight conductor.

My father and mother were married when they were in their early thirties.

My father was a very precise and neat man. He only had an 8th grade education. His handwriting was beautiful and spelling always correct. He kept his Mileage Book up to date. His pocket watch was taken to the jewelers monthly to keep correct time. He was proud of his Hamilton pocket watch on its beautiful gold chain.

Once Mom had left the ironing board up, so he took his “folding money” and pressed it. We teased him about it for a long time. He also had an Indian Head Penny collection which he kept in his smoking box. I’ll never forget when he showed me a hundred dollar bill!! I didn’t know we were so rich!!

Elsie Johnson
Southbury, CT © 2015

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