||February 11th, 2010|
We May Be Related!
Hello The Paper:
It was with great delight that I read the Feb. 4, 2010 article in your paper about the Homestead Law by Lyle Davis. This is because I am a great, great, grandson to Daniel Freeman. I have lived in California since 1957 and in North County since 1971. My mother was a Freeman and we were well aware of our forefathers. Did you know that there is a National Monument on the original homestead near Beatrice, Nebraska?
One of Daniel and Agnes Freeman's granddaughters wrote a book (published by the University of Nebraska, I have a copy) about this whole time in history and about the lives of them. My father, Eldred Reinert (whose's mother was a Davis) married Blanche Freeman in 1936 in Tekamah, Nebraska, and raised seven of us boys and I am the only one still in California.
I am a retired Industrial Chemist who now is COO at home, fish a lot, and works out at the gym at 24 Hour Fitness in San Marcos (where I obtained your paper) and Escondido. My wife , Kathleen, and I have a son who is in his sixth year at UCLA going for a PhD in Earthquake Engineering.
San Marcos, Ca.
Editor’s Note: There is a very good probability that Mr. Reinert and I are related. The Davis Tribe were pioneers in the Tekemah, Herman and Craig, Nebraska area. Having been the official genealogist for the Davis Tribe, the name Reinert rings a bell, having married into the Davis family. We shall pursue this further. Naturally, we are hoping the Reinerts are the wealthy relatives we’ve been looking for all our lives.
Worst Traffic Tie Up in North County?
State Route 78 at Barham Drive in San Marcos. Think of how much worse it would be if CalTrans had not spent a half billion dollars to build the Oceanside to Escondido light rail Sprinter commuter train with Taxpayer's hard earned money??.
/s/Henry M. Sanford
San Marcos, CA. 92078
The Center for the Arts May Be Saved!
Thank you so much for your support in this editorial. I saw that you sent out the letter too, earlier this week. I would have responded sooner to thank you but as you can imagine things have been quite hectic here.
We're very hopeful, especially after last night's meeting, that the Center will be saved but every letter counts and every word of support means so much.
Thank you again, your support and kind words mean so much to everyone here.
Editor’s Note: Leah is the Public Relations Manager for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. She is referring to our editorial calling on the Escondido City Council to NOT shutter the Center but to find some other way of funding support. We are happy to report that the sentiment of the Council at the point is to salvage the Center. There may be less funding than in prior years, but it appears when the final votes are counted in March, 2010, that the Center will have survived. Naturally, we are pleased.
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