Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Chas. Henry Stopher]
The old cemetery was turned into a cornfield after it was all over. Interview resumed by Mr. Stopher
‘Ol Man' Garrett, who lived near my father's place at Wahoo, brought some walnut lumber over and asked him to make a coffin. He wanted to see his coffin before he died. But it wasn't finished when one day they saw the stepson coming with a measuring stick. The old man had died, and my father finished the coffin then.
“Wyuka” cemetery here in Lincoln is the Indian name for “Place of Rest.” But in Frontier county the school teachers used to board a week at each of the neighbors near the school. It was the custom. There was no charge. Church was held in the school houses by a ‘circuit rider’ preacher.
I worked hard all my life and never begrudged anyone anything and it is my creed that everyone be let alone in his religion and not judge or be judged. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”