Sunday, January 9, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The hardest part of writing the history of my parents store is figuring out where to start.
My dad, Bob Weygant, attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering in the 30s and studied refrigeration. A side story about my dad while going to MSOE was that during the first summer break from school he installed an improvised air conditioning system in my grandparents house by pumping water from the well through a radiator he put in the forced air furnace.
After MSOE he got a job selling and installing refrigerated display cases through out the Midwest. After a while of doing that he got a job with the RC cola company in Rockford installing and fixing soda coolers and dispensing machines. He met my mom in Rockford just before the war and during the war they got married and moved to Camp Douglas in northern Wisconsin where my dad worked for the army Quartermaster Corps as a refrigeration tech.
After the war my dad and my mom moved back to Platteville where my grandpa helped them buy a hardware store and building on the south end of main street. While there I was born.
At some point the hardware store wasn’t doing very well and they sold it to Heisers and started Bob Weygant’s Refrigeration, which was the beginning of Weygant’s Appliance.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
While looking through some old photos this weekend I came across a three by five card that my dad had written a poem on.
Good Lord sends me troubles
And I got to work’em out
But when I peer around I find
There’s troubles all about
And when I see my troubles
I just look and grin
To think of all the troubles
That I aint in.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I have had the Weygant.com domain name for awhile now and have tried several different sites which had what I think was a good start but fell off as my time was taken up with more important things like work and stuff.
So I'm going to try something different again, I hope it works. My plan for Weygant.com is to blog and post on what information I have on the Weygant family and along the way throw in personal anecdotes' I recall from my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. When my sister Janice passed away I received most of the family photos, some with quite a story as to how they came to me. I'm working out the best way to get these photos into an electronic medium, the hardest ones are pasted in albums my grandmother Leila made from their grand motor car trips in the 20's and 30's.
I have a Weygant family genealogy booklet that my Great Aunt Sr. Noemi Weygant, My Grandfather Clarence aka CP and many other family members put together that will give me a good starting point. So that's the plan, I think as I move forward this will be a site that it won't matter if it lies fallow for weeks or months at a time since it is a repository of information.
Of course I will have comments turned on but moderated since the spammers like to abuse sites like these. If you're a Weygant and want to contribute email me at tweygant at gmail.com (another tactic to avoid spammers, replace the at with the @ sign)