This was an interesting year in history, for many reasons. It was, of course, the year that Richard Nixon famously won re-election in a landslide – but within two short years would be driven out of office, the first US President to resign. Things were interesting for Mom and Dad, too. Their oldest (me) graduated… Continue reading 1972: What a year
Easter was April 11 that year. Guests were my materal grandmother, my aunt (mom’s sister), and my great-aunt, Sister Mary Clement, O.S.F. We called her “Auntie Felice” because her given name was Felicitas – which means “happiness”, which suited her perfectly. For Easter dinner: -Swift’s Premium canned ham, glazed sweet potatoes, raisin sauce, cauliflower, peas… Continue reading 1971: Holy Days and Holidays
In the midwest, spring is always a big deal. Even when it’s cold, snowy, or blustery – it’s still spring and we know that eventually warm weather will arrive. But it hadn’t yet arrived on April 3, 1971: it was only about 20° that day. So, pretty chilly – but since there was no snow… Continue reading 1971: Spring !
Starting off the New Year with guests: Jan. 2 – Anna & Mart (Dad’s relatives) and Mother (if “Grandma” was my paternal grandmother, then I’m sure “Mother” meant my mom’s mom) – Morrell canned ham, mashed potatoes, cauliflower & peas & carrots, rolls, relishes, custard, frozen raspberries, cookies Now – the custard. There is such… Continue reading 1971: January entertaining
Yes, it was awful. This awful. And this awful. But life went on in spite of the awfulness. I graduated from grade school, my youngest brother turned six, my Dad switched from being a door-to-door Fuller Brush salesman to being an industrial rep for the company. As I recall, the move was necessitated by the… Continue reading 1970: the start of the Awful Decade
July – Bob’s family – 20th Anniversary picnic No details on this one, at all. But I did have a photo – not sure where it went – of a family gathering when I was about 11 years old, in our backyard, with all of the cousins and aunts and uncles. I’m betting now that… Continue reading 1969: The second half
Spring brought several dinner parties. Easter – April 6 Mother & Cor, John & “Teddy” (Mary Dolores), Mrs. Klieforth (Teddy’s mother), Sr. Clement (my Mother’s aunt) – Burgundy wine – ham, pineapple garnish – green bean casserole – glazed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes – rolls – fruit salad, Teddy – cake, Mother Sounds delicious! I’m… Continue reading 1969, continued