Note for: Anne Lucy Jane Constable, 20 Aug 1920 - 13 Jan 1999 Index
SCHOOL: Graduated from Walton High School in the class of 1938 with a Commercial Diploma (New Type). She got $5 for highest Commercial Diploma. ("Big deal" she wrote.) She also got 98 in State Regents in Law. Took part in the Class Night program, Monday, June 27,1938 and graduated the next day. The following year, she took a post-graduate course at the high school just to be with and encourage future husband, Gerdon Budine, who indeed graduated in June of 1939. ("You made it" she wrote.)
MISC: Note written by Anne: "Sept. 8, 1940 - How nervous we were at the parsonage waiting for Rev. Grant to marry us? - and how he accepted $5 of the $10 you owned? - and going to Vivian and Tracy's for a party - with her dup Chocolate Cake..."
Note later written by Anne: "The fire we had - with the black smoke - and how all the neighbor women spent days with 'a neighborhood bee' helping us clean? - when every drawer was full of black - from rubber artics & boots that were on a rack in the cellar and burned? I remember I even had a stack of flowered feed sacks that had to be rewashed."
Certificate from the Delaware County Regional Clearing House Association, 1942: "This is to certify that Mr. & Mrs. Gerdon Budine is township winner for the town of Walton in the Adequate Garden for Victory Contest 1942".
OBITUARY: Services were held at Toale Brothers Bradenton Chapel, 912 53rd Avenue West, Bradenton, Florida, 19 Jan 1999.
MARRIAGE: Marriage certificate states they were married at 9 p.m. 8 September 1940 by Rev. Grant Robinson.
Note for: Leslie Melvin Budine, 12 Jul 1875 - 3 Sep 1940 Index
Wedding invitation: "Mr. and Mrs. Asa Budine request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of their son Leslie M. to Miss Viola M. Gilbert Tuesday evening, January 1st, 1895, at their residence on Pine's Brook, at nine o'clock, Walton, N.Y."
MR. BUDINE BEGINS HIS WORK: From the Walton Reporter (year unknown): New Superintendent of Highways Putting Town Roads in Shape for the winter. The new superintendents of highways, who were elected in the different towns of this county, took the oath of office within a day or two and on Thursday assumed their new duties, their terms of office beginning at once.
County superintendent of highways VanTassle is busy conferring with these officials in the various towns, and helping them to get started in their work.
Mr. VanTassle was in Walton Friday and Monday consulting with Leslie M. Budine, the new superintendent of highways in this town.
Mr. Budine already has several men at work opening ditches and cleaning out sluices in various parts of the town, preparatory for winter. As soon as the weather is more favorable he expects to employ many more men for a day or two each in this work, hoping to get the roads in good condition to stand the winter weather, and to afford proper drainage in the spring so as to avoid as much washing as possible.
Mr. Budine plans to make numerous changes in the system of working the roads in this town, but most of them will not be put into operation until spring, all that he can do now being to get the roads in as good shape as possible for winter, and to do the work as cheaply as he can.
FLOWERS: From the Walton Reporter, 1942...A bunch of purple violets was picked on the L.M. Budine farm at Pines on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
MAN IN SHACK: From the Walton Reporter, date unknown...Walton Man Found Seriously Ill in Dilapidated Shack. Albert Howland, 72, Missing About Town, Found by Leslie Budine. Walton, Oct. 7.
In a dirty shack, which is in a most dilapidated condition, on Bob's Brook, Albert Howland, 72, was found by Leslie Budine lying on the floor in so weakened condition that he could not move. Mr. Budine had wondered at the whereabouts of Howland as he had not seen him in some time, so he made a special visit to the shack Thursday afternoon to see if he could locate him. The door was unlocked, and Howland, when he heard someone at the door, feebly called, 'Come in', so Budine walked in and found the man in an exhausted condition on the floor, where he had lain all day. Food was immediately furnished him and he was made as comfortable as possible. Dr. E. Ray Gladstone was called to the scene Friday afternoon. When he saw the conditions at the shack, he immediately contacted Frank Cadwood, local poor worker. Cadwood called the ambulance of A.J. Holmes & Co., and Howland was taken to the county farm at Delhi, where he will probably spend the winter.
Howland was exhausted because of the lack of food and being an old man, his strength soon gave way so it was impossible for him to call for help. Were it not for the thoughtfulness of Mr. Budine, Mr. Howland would probably have died alone."
OBITUARY: Buried at Walton, NY Cemetery. Leslie M. Budine died at the Stevens Hospital in Walton, NY Tuesday, 9/3/1940. He entered the hospital for an operation about 12 days before that and was making a good recovery when stricken by a cerebral hemorrhage which caused his death. He was born in the town of Colchester and moved to Walton while still a child, and lived most of his life on the farm at Pines. He was well known throughout Walton Township, having served as superintendent of highways. He was also a member of the Delaware county unit of the Dairy Farmers’ Union.
For years he owned and operated the Leslie Budine store and filling station on the corner of Route 10 and Bob's Brook road in Walton, NY. He was a good father and a kind neighbor and always willing to help those who needed his aid and a faithful worker in every cause in which he believed. He is survived by his 8 children and by a half brother Herman Budine. The funeral was held at his home Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. Grant Robinson, pastor of the Methodist church, of which he was a member, officiating. Burial was in the Walton cemetery.