John gave us a tour of his home town of Defiance Ohio. We went to the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church where he attended school and he told the kids about missing the bus home because he walked to the cookie bakery with the big kids in hope of a tasty treat. We went to the neighborhood where he their were plenty of neighborhood kids and to the cemetery where John gave a family history lesson to the youngest three.
But when asked about what they enjoyed most about the trip to Defiance Ohio they lied best they all said they loved meeting cousins and aunts and uncles they had never met yet. Last night 29 of us got together for a B-B Que at Aunt Sandy and Uncle Mike’s home which sits on the original Seither property. It was hot and humid, but the company was fantastic, sharing news was fun and listening to the younger cousins laughing was music of the purest kind.
I asked John as we headed out of town toward our next destination what he loved the most. “Besides just seeing everyone, I love being able to come back and see things that haven’t changed. A little stability in this ever-changing world.
Off a major intersection, right near the river that cuts through the edge of town there is a park. If you are watching , you might just see the street sign that bears the name John’s family. Seither Street is still a traveled road in Defiance , Ohio.
The town of Defiance, Ohio is still near to the heart of this Seither Family