|Marie Loyd Remembers
Kenneth R. Loyd leased the station in 1935. He and his new bride, Marie Slutz Loyd, lived upstairs. "Kenneth saved all the silver dollars he was paid with, 37 of them, and we went to Sears and Roebuck and paid down on furniture and curtains. We had to get kitchen cabinets, a stove, a breakfast room set and, most important, curtains for the front windows.
"There were only two rooms upstairs. The outside stairs were the only way up, and there was only one door. There was a lavatory upstairs, but the only bathroom was downstairs. I remember throwing my mop water over the top of the stairs.
"There was a candy salesman that came one Christmas and brought a big dark blue enamel-ware roaster filled with candy. If Kenneth took the candy for re-sale, we could keep the roaster. I still use it at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The candies were BB Bats, Bit-O-Honey and Hershey's."
-- As told to Carolyn Slutz Richardson