By Doney Scultz – Plunkett, Sask.
My grandparents, Walter and Paulene Schultz, built a T. Eaton home northeast of Kuroki, Sask. in 1928.
My dad, Ernie, who now is 98 and living in a care home, helped pound nails into that hard fir lumber shipped from B.C. by rail. The material was flawless and some full length. Try that today! It was a full two-storey building with a cottage roof, attic, five bedrooms, bathroom, and yes, a balcony facing west.
The main floor had a large kitchen, situated on the cooler north side, also a master bedroom facing north. They were no fools back in 1928.
A small bedroom adjacent to the master bedroom was made into a bathroom sometime after the original construction. The living room and dining room are all hardwoods, and later a fireplace was added by my Uncle Willie into the second generation.
The old ‘Home Farm’ is slowly making the fourth generation move to another Schultz son. The other siblings were son Willie and Maryann, son Barry and Sandra, and son Patrick.