Frank Selde, a number of years back, was talking with my dad about what happened to some of the old timers. Frank said, “Dave, whatever happened to old One-Arm Deppner?”
“Oh that feller, he went back to Poland,” Pop replied.
“Did One-Eye Deppner go back with him?” Frank asked.
“No," said Pop.
“Say Dave," Frank said, “You remember those Smith brothers that used to live south of Creston? I suppose Bottle Smith died a long time ago.”
“Oh golly yah, he drank himself to death,”
Pop answered and returned with a question: “What ever happened to old Dirty Smith?”
Frank thought for a while and jokingly answered, “I believe his wife tried to clean him up a bit and I don’t think he was able to take it. No one seems to know where he is.”