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Filer Story - Huerfano World - November 11, 1993
Knowing that Shirley and Leslee Filer have sold their home at 213 South Main
Street in La Veta and will soon be moving to a new home in Mobile, AL, it
seemed appropriate that they tell their story of life in that house for so many
years. Following is what they wrote: (Note, "Mom and Dad" are the late Albert
and Mary Foote, beloved residents of former years.)
When Barbara called and said "write something about the years you and your
Mom and Dad spent in the house on Main Street and some of the things you and
they did" I thought what can I say without writing a book, about 51 years of
living and loving in a home. With all the laughs and tears, good times and bad
times but always close together times. My folks bought the property on Main
Street from O.B. Lauth in the early forties. They did lots of work inside and
outside on the old place and made it comfortable and cozy and they loved it and
enjoyed it until the end of both of their lives. I came back home to stay with my
Mom and Leslee in 1983 and we'll be here until we move in a couple of weeks,
to Alabama to be near our family there.
During World War II my Mom worked for Bill Kincaid at his big store on the
corner of Main and Ryus. She learned to be a butcher and did a good job. She
sent "Care" packages to my brother in the Army. Times were tough and there were
those darn ration stamps to put up with when you purchased certain things. She
liked working in the store, though.
My Dad worked on the railroad and at the cheese factory. He was janitor at La
Veta school and worked for the State Highway Department. He always worked
hard and provided a good living for his family. I wish he could have known his
We have sold our house to Nancy E. Wood, an IBM executive living in Boulder.
She has someone coming in to occupy the house when we move out. I don't know
her immediate plans but she told us she intends to live in La Veta because she
loves it here and hopes to become involved in the community and perhaps a
business in the distant future.
We will be glad to have anyone who gets down to Alabama to come visit us. We
will miss our friends and we'll miss our house but we must move on and we're
anxious to be close to John and Wanda and my grandson and Les' nephew, Jason.
God Bless you all.