It came to my attention today that both Hank and Johnnie Mutz have passed away. They were legends in Red River and will be missed. Hank (Henrietta) passed on January of this year. Please follow that link and read about her life - she was a pioneer lady deluxe. Hank had a way of saying exactly what she thought and did not hold back. My mom, the hairdresser, did Hank's hair at the beauty shop in RR for years. When Jesse was about four years old, she liked to hang out at the beauty shop with my mom. Jesse was also know for saying what she thought. One day at the beauty shop, Hank was talking in her usual loud, gruff voice and speaking her mind. Jesse listened to her for a while and then looked up at her and said, "Do you eat little kids for breakfast?" Hank threw back her head and laughed loudly. She said that she didn't usually like little kids, but she liked Jesse.
On Tuesday of this week Johnnie, Hank's husband of 70 years, passed away. I told a story on him several years ago. I posted this picture of Hank and Johnnie and two of their daughters.