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Background
  Family History
  Dad's Kin (190 KB)
  Dad's Descendants

Personal Glimpses
  A Country Morning
     Shari Lynn Wilson
  A Family
     The Hart 6-93
  A Long Lost Friend
     Linda Jewell
  A Rose
     Lena Mae Rose
  A Week In My Life
     Lil Hart
  Alaska Cruise/Tour
     Lil, Phyllis, Donna, Don
  Auction House Hot Dog Sauce
     Family Tradition
  Finishing the Race
     Beverly Cunningham
  Fontana Dam
     Shane Hayman
  Greatest Game
     Zac Cunningham
  Hollow Blast 2009
     Keith Hayman
  Manhay Reunion
     Keri Wilson
  Memories of Fairview Ridge
     Ted Hayman
  Memories of Virginia Beach
     Linda Jewell
  Mom's House
     Ted Hayman
  My 25 Years as a Hayman
     Sallie Hayman
  My Family
     Beth Hart
  My Memories of the Hayman Reunion
     Tara Huber
  Spring of Thirty Two
     Keith Hayman
  Let's Go to the Country
     Linda Gleason
  Papaw Frank
     Frank Albert Taylor
  Pomeroy-Mason Bridge: A Distant Memory
     Shane Hayman
  Remember A Legend
     Shane Hayman
  That Pretty Glass In Grandma's Cupboard!
     Lorna Hart
  The Berkshire
     Don Hayman
  The Campout
     Keith Hayman
  The Eagle
     Linda Jewell
  The Journey
     Ted Hayman
  The Ohio Connection
     Brice Hart
  The Ring
     Ted Hayman
  The Woods
     Keith Hayman
  This Is It
     Zac Cummingham
  What's the Forecast?

     Shane Hayman
  Woodstock
     Amber Hayman

Grandma's Pen
  1993
  1994
  1995
  1996
  1997
  1998
  1999
  2000
  2001
  2002
  2004

Hayman Holler
(Acrobat PDF files)

  1993 (420 KB)
  1994
(549 KB)
  1995
(513 KB)
  1996
(648 KB)
  1997
(918 KB)
  1998
(832 KB)
  1999
(464 KB)
  2000
(406 KB)
  2001
(967 KB)
  2002 (919 KB)
  2003 (845 KB)
  2004 (1041 KB)
  2005 (1378 KB)
  2006 (1672 KB)
  2007 (751 KB)
  2008 (482 KB)
  2009 (937 KB)
 
2010 (1095 KB)

Information
  Birthdays
  E-mails

Pictures (by family)
  Gerald Hayman
    Gerald
    Focie
    Family
    Children
    Pets
    Houses
    Cars
  George Hayman
    (Gerald's father)
    Family
  Elisha Stover
    (Focie's father)
    Family

Historical Letters
(Acrobat PDF files)

  Vira to Doris (317 KB)

Queries/Updates
  Don Hayman
  Brian Hayman


Gerald and Focie Hayman

Spring of Thirty-Two
by Keith Hayman

The day started as always on the farm of George R. Hayman in the small farming community of Apple Grove, Ohio. The crisp and clean spring air felt good to George's oldest son Gerald after a long and cold winter in southeastern Ohio. The cows had been milked, grain was fed to the plow horses, the eggs were gathered from the chicken house, and a few other farm chores had been finished for the morning.

With the warm sunshine burning off the morning fog, the young man walked out to the family barn and rolled out his old Harley Davidson with the side car. After four or five good hard kicks, the old Harley came to life. It was a good time to go for a short ride up to the local store to catch up on the latest gossip.

Focie, the youngest daughter of Elisha Stover, a share cropper living in Apple Grove for the growing season, had finished milking the family cow. Focie's niece Clara Mae had spent the night, and wanted to walk with her to the local store to sell the left over milk from the morning milking. As they walked along the old gravel road, they heard a strange sound approaching them from behind.

As the young man traveled along the old gravel road enjoying the warm sunshine and cool breeze on his face, he noticed an interesting sight coming into view, It was two young ladies walking along, carrying pails of milk. The gentleman that he was, he rolled to a stop and offered them a ride in the Harley's side car. After exchanging a short glance at each other, Focie and her niece accepted the ride. After they climbed into the side car, Gerald eased the old Harley into gear and headed on up the gravel road to the local store.

A very small event in history can have a great impact on the future. Today, as I look at our large family that the good Lord has blessed us with, I canít help but wonder about that spring day in 1932. What if Gerald's old Harley had not started?