Shuster thought the same of her family, friends and neighbors, Nieman said, which was evident in her desire to collect all things sentimental. She kept cards of all occasions, news clippings and handwritten love letters in sundry scrapbooks that date as far back as 1911.
"If you don't pass the stories down, they're going to get lost," Nieman said. "This is just one way to get the family to think again and remember the stories."
Shuster saved an article on her elopement published in the June 3, 1926 issue of the Colfax County Press in Nebraska -- a social piece that no reputable newspaper would dare print today:
Graduate of Clarkson elopes with lover
Rumor is current that Harvey Shuster and Miss Lillian Hobza left secretly a few days ago for Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they were married. Unable to get in touch with any of their relatives or anyone to give us the facts, we publish this report on hearsay without having it confirmed.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rudolph Hobza of Wilson Precinct, and was graduated from Clarkson High School last Friday. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Shuster, living west of Clarkson, and is engaged in farming on the Frank Richtig Farm and Wilson Precinct. Both are highly popular among their set.
From what we have been able to ascertain, the marriage was performed a week prior to the graduation exercises. The couple is now spending their honeymoon with relatives in South Dakota.