Spring cleaning can lead to some amazing finds

While going through boxes of what we have saved over the years, I found one that had items that Christine had saved. There were many of her treasures including her report cards from the country school she attended when she was a child, a copy of a song, Close my eyes and I’m with you. It’s only a heartbeat away, etc., a letter her Mother mailed to us on our wedding day, numerous thank you notes from former students and a couple of ‘love you’ cards made by our kids. But, next was a news item and a nice letter from an old acquaintance. There was this news article with the headline; SEEK DOG ALIVE THAT BIT JACK FEARNEYHOUGH , AGE 2.

Jack Fearneyhough, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fearneyhough was bitten by a stray dog when he reached out to pet him Sunday afternoon. The dog which looks something like a springer spaniel is about 18 inches high, has long black hair, white nose, and white feet, limps and has been seen in the neighborhood since. Local police are cooperating and trying to catch the dog, so it can be tied up and kept under observation for 15 days. If the dog does not have rabies it will not be necessary for the boy to get a shot for rabies. Chief of Police Dick Harmon sighted the dog Sunday and said he could have shot it, but they want to catch it alive and keep it alive for two weeks of observation.

In that same box of her treasures was a letter from that same young man who happened to be visiting his parents during the Christmas holidays and attended Christine and my 50th wedding anniversary party on December 23, 1993. The letter was written by Jack Fearneyhough:

Dear Roy & Christine: Wanted to take a moment to once again congratulate you on your wedding anniversary. I also thank you for the opportunity of sharing the event with you. &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref="http://etypeservices.com/Cass%20County%20Star%20GazetteID497/"><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>