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FC: Family Memories

1: Ed Moeder (Great Grandfather) Born: May 25 , 1892 Served in WWII

2: Ida Penka (Great Grandmother) Born: May 38, 1900 Married Ed Moeder on May 9, 1922 Together they raised 9 children Ida Moeder died on August 17, 1996 Ed Moeder died on February 21, 1949

3: Daughter of Ed & Ida Moeder Monica Moeder (Grandmother) Born:Oct 3, 1926

4: Our Family History

5: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

6: They Call this the "Jump & Land" unit of Fort Leonard confident course, and the picture shows a young recruit (Ervin Schneider) jumping from the ladder like structure toward a landing while another climbs up to the top. Officers say the unit provides excellent practice for paratroopers, as well as conditioning for the legs

7: Ervin Schneider | Korean War

8: "It was truly love at first sight, I fell off my chair" Ervin & Monica met each other at a school dance and immediately started courting each other, After Ervin got back from Korea, he asked her to marry him and they got married one month later.

11: Just Married Ervin and Monica Schneider Ext. 1952

12: Olmitz KS Est. 1952 | Home Is Where the Heart Is

13: First Child Thomas Schneider September 30, 1953

15: Second Son December 10, 1955 David Schneider

17: Third Child Sandra Schneider August 7, 1957

19: Fourth Child Jim Schneider September 3, 1959

21: Final Child Chris Schneider March 16, 1968

22: Having Fun on the Farm

23: Inventions: Toy Horse: Made from a wood log, old washer legs, and a tin can head Custom made Go-Cart Football Game: vibrating board that moved the football players around

25: First Day of School

26: Christmas Through the Years

28: First & Only Family Vacation Rented a cabin in Colorado: Got to drive go-carts, ride horses, went fishing and climbed pikes peak

30: Ervin and Monica Schneider taught their children about farming life, chores, and hard work. They all got up early in the mornings and did not rest until the late evening. When the family was lucky enough to go to a restaurant, each child was allowed one soda and bag of peanuts to create, what they called a cesspool soda. This snack combination was expensive back then (When actually it was only 50 cents!)

31: Dirty Job: Cleaning out the Chicken House: Had to force all the chickens on one side of the house, then cleaned out all the poop from that half, then release them into the clean side, where you finished cleaning the other half. By the end the side you just cleaned was filled with chicken poop. | Gardening

32: Growing Up

33: & Getting Crazy

37: Weddings Tom & Pam: June 3rd, 1978 Dave & Norma: April 19, 1980 Mike & Sandra: August 7,1976 Jim & Robin: July 9, 1994 Chris & Michelle: June 2, 1990

38: Tom & Pam Schneider Jeff, Jenny, & Joel

39: Dave & Norma Schneider Denise & Beth

40: Mike & Sandra Urban Brandon, Aaron, Sarah, Stacey, & Brett

41: Jim & Robin Schneider Keaton, Evan, & Gentry

42: Chris & Michelle Schneider Garret & Krista

43: "A memory that sticks out to me was shooting my brother Jim in the eye with a BB Gun, then the BB just fell out of his eye, Man I got in trouble for that!" Tom | "Following in Tom's footsteps, I stuck a pitchfork in Jim's jaw" "Also, remember coming home to sing Christmas songs to my family & feeling like I was in an olds folk home because everyone was so much older than I was." Chris | " One of my favorite memories was playing farm in the shelter belt, Dad made us kids some sheds and fence posts out of wood and we used it to set up our farms in the shelter belt with roads from one to the other and fences for all the animals. We would use spoons to plow the ground for our fields." ( Don't tell Grandma we stole her spoons) Sandra | "One time Dad, Mom & I went to load up 10 calves to take to sell. We got 9 in and closed the middle of the trailer. Dad finally got the last one in & shut the gate on the last part of the trailer. Mom & I went to the sale barn & they gave us the paper that said we sold 9 calves. On the way home we couldn't figure out what happened to the other calf. Well finally, I remembered on the way up I looked in the mirror and saw a calf on the road. Yes, Dad forgot to close the gate all the way. Mom & I just laughed & told Dad when we got home. He couldn't believe it & the next morning we went looking for the calf & found him. He must have hit his head. I got to drive the pickup while Dad tried to lasso him. It was hilarious. I think we ate that calf two days later" Jim | "I remember our first & only family vacation. We rented a cabin & it had this cool little stream behind it where we all would fish and play. It was such an adventure. I also, remember climbing up Pikes Peak, riding horses, & racing on the go-carts. To this day, I have an obsession with Colorado." Dave


45: NAUGHTY Or NICE? | Family Christmas

47: Snowy Days On the Farm Grandpa use to take us on sledding rides while he drove the 3-wheeler!

48: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Grandchildren

49: The Best Times are on the Farm!

50: "I remember playing house with Sarah & Stacey. Grandma use to save all the cereal boxes and canned foods for us to have a store." | "I remember play Annie Annie over & loving every minute of it, even though it's really a pointless game because everyone either wins or looses, still haven't figured that out yet." | "Favorite memory would have to be riding on the back of the 3 wheeler while grandpa or one of the cousins drove around driving through cow patties, it was really fun, but thinking about it now, how gross!" | "A good memory was when Jenny, Stacey, Joel, and I would play hotel in the upstairs (that was before we thought it was haunted) & Joel would be our bell boy and take our luggage upstairs and get us room service if requested. Haha." | "I remember Grandpa taking me out to round up cows. Sometimes he would take me in the early morning, when it was still dark out. It was so cool riding through the large Milo fields, and Grandpa had that awesome green stick, I always thought it was sorta like a light saber." | "I remember the 3 wheeler rides in the winter, Grandpa would pull us on the inside of a tractor tire. We would always end up hitting the haystacks or rolling in the ditches. I think he did that on purpose." | "Fresh donuts & cinnamon rolls are the best!" | "Making fishing poles and going down to "fish" at the dip...the fishing poles were made out of sticks & twine."

51: "To me the farm represents our family. I always smile and get a warm feeling when I think about it. I love just sitting around outside the house, chatting with my Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Brothers, Sisters, Parents, Grandparents, Nieces, & Nephews. Those are the moments that truly matter and what I will remember the most." | Grandma would get baby chicks and we would get to go over to the shed where they were & play & feed them. Sometimes she would take a chicken over to the wood stump & cut its head off. Of course the chicken would run around for a while & Stacey & I were always grossed out when she did that." | "I remember doing a polka in the kitchen with Grandma many times...I think I was in high school before I realized that we weren't doing a "real" polka!!" | "There was always an outing to the dip...Who knew that stream of water could be so much fun. Too bad its just dirt now, but it will always be our dip." | "Christmas at the farm was & is always a fun time. I remember when i was little, we'd always watch Toy Boy at Grandma's house and they'd always give an update on where Santa was. Then we had to go outside and grab all the presents." | "Grandma's food is so amazing. You just keep going back for more & more even when your stuffed & can't possibly eat anymore." | "Staying the night at grandmas. She would always make us popcorn before bed. Then, it always seemed like we had to get up really early because there would be like 10 people in the kitchen at the crack of dawn, so grandma would make them buffet style breakfast." | "Jim use to play games with us; home run derby, war ball, jumping on the hay bales."

52: Last words Grandma says before you leave the farm: "Come Again You Guys"

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