Music: Moments To Remember
Performed by: The Vogues

Page updated: : March 20, 2010


TO MORE ATTIC BROWSING~
...Ah...reminiscing...

Each discovery brings delight. . .
peeking inside trunks, albums,
quaint little lacquered or quilted boxes. . .
. . .personal history leaves its clues and tracks.



Meet my parents,
Albert (1890-1976) and Elcy (1892-1974)-
They were preparing to enter their universities.
He wrote her wonderful lengthy letters then...
telling her how much he cherished her
and describing what a team they would become!

But their saga began well before that...

Here's Mother with friends...she's the one in the middle, seated...

...and in 1912...

...her school yearbook picture.
Under it, her "boundless energy"
and her standing up for equality were both duly noted.
She was a gentle, but purposeful, woman.
In her diary, she talks of trying to stir
people to think more independently.
. . . years before women had the right to vote!

Dad was only twenty here...

But at 18, he'd applied to teach in a rural school.
Well, Mother was a couple of years behind him...
and, sure enough! -She was one of his pupils!
He awakened a sleeping giant mind in her!
She later achieved a couple of degrees!
A progressive lady!

Here she's at the University of Chicago...

...looking quite confident!

Dad was captain of the Debate Team...

He's the second from the right.
Reminds me of how often
he was right about many things!

I recall a little poem he used to recite to me -
about a little mouse who was too curious about
a little piece of cheese in a trap. . .
and - "didn't think."

Dad at the University of Wisconsin...

He graduated slightly before Mother finished.

Mother in her cap and gown...

If you've noticed a mischiefous twinkle in her eye,
yes - it is typical of her!

She was noted for having fun!...

You must realize what a conservative school Goshen was
to fully appreciate this tongue-in-cheek "diploma"...

Its presentation is part of it, too...

...displayed in a Model-T license-plate holder
and backed with a really old cereal box front!...

All her life, Mother loved to "play"...

Dad often said, "No wonder kids love you! You're one of them!"

Anyway, he qualified as an Elcy fan...
He admitted he was never bored with her!
Noone was ever bored with her, in fact.


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