Excerpt, Robert S. Neeld to Vaughn Neeld--Letter 18: May 16 '97
I pronouce the D in N double E — L — D as in Dummy. Years ago many people called me O'Neil — till I wrote it for them. Of course I was born at 2812 Neeld Ave. So we even had a street car that ended the line at Neeld Switch & the car had #42 Neeld Ave on the front & sides. Last time I was there was in 1953 — the neighborhood went to h--- after my father died and could no longer fight city hall, etc.
Enough about the old days? The grade school & high school all us Neelds attended were torn down about 10 yrs ago.
My step mother who was my aunt — my mother's youngest sister — donated a memorial plaque honor roll on monument for Vets at a block north of old homestead — she put up $250.00 for it — I would rather had the money, Whoo! Boy!