S: The Life and Times of Marilyn Haack
FC: The Life and Times of | Marilyn Haack 1941-2011
1: This book is created for Mom with love by: Corinne and Tracy | Thank you to all the contributors - Marilyn's sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, children and grandchildren
2: Marilyn Katherine Bolen | Born May 30, 1941 to Adam and Frances Bolen - the fourth daughter of nine girls
4: Sisters | My sisters and I, friends are we, Best of friends we'll always be.
8: Work and Play | Dad sent Marilyn and I with a small tractor, stone boat and large water barrel to the well in our pasture to get water for some of the animals in the barnyard. I was about 10 years old, Marilyn 16. Because she was the oldest, she got to drive the tractor and I was holding the water barrel on the stone boat. Away we went. Get to the well, pumping the pump, filling pail after pail with water until we filled the barrel full. Marilyn jumps on the tractor and I am still on the back hanging on to the barrel filled with water. Marilyn doesn't know how to drive, and she starts off with a BIG JERK. The barrel falls over drenching me. I start screaming. She eventually looks back, sees me soaking wet and starts laughing her heart out. I immediately go back to the well, fill the pail with water and start chasing her around the pasture, trying to throw the water at her. Even the cows were watching us. We sure gave the Heebners, our neighbours, something to look at. Eventually we filled the barrel again and made it back to the farm yard with the barrel full of water. Bernadette
9: Marilyn was an operator for several years. She enjoyed this very much as she often told us this was a job she did before she married.
10: First comes love...
12: then comes marriage...
13: Marilyn had her much younger sisters sit at the window and when they saw the lights of Leo's truck coming down the road they would start to sing..."I saw the light, I saw the light"
14: Farming | The house that love built
20: Dean Garth Haack Born: October 16, 1962 Anniversary: November 10, 1990 Wife: Darcy Haack Children: Rachel, Tiffany and Jeremy | Thanks mom for making the holidays special and for all the work you do in putting together the meals.
22: Gary George Haack Born: July 1, 1965 Anniversary: February 11, 2009 Wife: Monika Haack Children: Martina and Michelle | Mom always made sure there was a place in our home for friends and family
23: Uncle Len's favourite story: Marilyn was frustrated that Gary wasn't mulching the trees instead he was sitting on the step. She said "you better get your ass in gear!" To which Gary muttered "My ass is in gear, it's in park."
24: Corinne Ann Haack Born: April 5, 1968 Anniversary: April 4, 1998 Husband: Aaron Kraus Children: Nickolas and Rebecca
25: For the longest time, Corinne thought her name was "Corinne, Gary, Dean, Tracy, Corinne - whatever the hell your name is, get here now!" | I loved fall because that's when mom made plum dumplings and garden potatoes meant potato soup with deep fried cookies.
26: Tracy Carol Bell Born: December 3, 1972 Anniversary: July 19, 1997 Husband: Brad Bell Children: Jaylyn & Brady | Mom always loved to introduce me to others as her baby.
27: Mom made the best homemade noodles, I remember coming in off the bus to see the house covered from top to bottom with noodles.
30: Grandchildren are gifts from above...
31: ones to cherish and to love.