b_270_204_16777215_00_images_stories_esther.jpgEsther knows how to live life to the fullest. Her husband, Melvin “Pete”, visits every day and they sit to reminisce about their 69 years together.

When Pete met Esther she knew how to drive a tractor and they farmed together for 25 years. Esther plowed and prepared the fields, all on top of a tractor “without a fancy cab like those farmers have today!”

Esther loved to dance, traveling to Chicago in the 1940’s to dance. During her senior year of high school Esther wrote to famous American big band leader, Guy Lombardo, and asked him to play at the Onarga High School Senior Prom…for all her money, $15.00. Needless to say, he turned her down. She never could teach Pete how to dance, but they still enjoy their time together at the parties and dances and celebrations we have at Prairieview.