Good to hear from you. I, too, am addicted to genealogy. I have been doing it for twenty two years and will probably still be doing it when I drop dead.
I think the truly unique thing about me meeting you, so to speak, is that you are related, not only to my dad but also to my step-mom. Now what are the chances of something like that ever happening? I wish they were here so I could tell them. They would get quite a kick out of this.
Dad is the one who got me started on genealogy, trying to find my great-grandfather's family, which I have never been able to do, but I have sure found out a lot on other lines of the family.
We will have to compare what we each have and maybe we can help each other out.
My sixth birthday present was a library card. I have always been a reader and spent many, many hours at the Marion Library. I still go there whenever I get to Marion. Have you seen the 'mini' museum they have there? It's wonderful.
I, too, walked to town every Saturday, and went to the show, usually after going to the dimestore to spend most of my allowance.
When I took my grandkids to Marion, they couldn't believe the distances we used to walk. Especially when I told them that we also used to walk to Matter Park.
I remember riding the street car with my grandma a few times, but that was a real treat and very unusual.
You have such a good memory.....do you perhaps remember a gray building, made of cement, maybe, but there were pieces of different colored glass sticking all over it. Very pretty and very unusual. I think it was on Branson street....either right after the bridge or right before it, depending on the direction we were walking.
Anyway, it's great to exchange memories with someone who lived in Marion.
E-mail me if you like, at Yoopermi@aol.com. Just put CUZ on the subject line so I don't delete it.
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