Dennis and I were so blessed to be in the care of our grandparents, as well as with our dad. At that time my dad's sister LaVerna had been out of high school two years, lived at home while working at the local music store and gave private piano lessons at home. LaVerna's twin brother Leonard was serving in the US Army.
|Mollie, John and LaVerna |
Margheim with Dennis and Becky
Pictures say it best, so I'm posting a selection of pictures from our days living at Grandma's house at 114 E. 6th St, Hoisington, KS.
|Grandpa John Margheim watches us closely as we|
explore in his driveway.
|Having fun in our rocking chairs.|
|Grandpa built 2 bedrooms on a second|
story of the house for us.
|We had a lot of fun running or sliding down |
the cellar door.
|We spent a lot of time playing outdoors|
with Jimmy Drake at front, and
Roberta "Bertie" and Eileen Demel
|Dennis and me with Dad, 1951|
|Dennis and Becky with Aunt LaVerna |
in our Cheyenne Saddle Club shirts.
|Always a favorite picture of (l to r) me, Bertie and |
Eileen Demel and Jimmy Drake, with Dennis
at the right end on Grandma's porch swing.
|Easter with Uncle Leonard and |
Aunt LaVerna Margheim,
|Dennis and Becky with|
Grandpa and Grandma Margheim
Dennis and I were certainly blessed to live with our dad and grandparents after our parents' divorce. Some of our best childhood memories are from that 3 year period of time.
I remember listening to "Fibber McGee and Molly" on the radio in the evenings, and hearing Patsy Cline, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Patty Page sing their hits on daytime radio, we made friends with the friends of our Aunt LaVerna, had good kids to play with outside, got to "lick the bowl" when Grandma made chocolate cake, had good dental care from Dr Hedge, learned to play the piano with Aunt LaVerna as our teacher on her grand piano, and attended Sunday School and Church at Concordia Lutheran Church every Sunday!
We had a good early childhood in our preschool years, with special memories that have comforted us these past 65 years since.