Friday, May 13, 2011

Roberta's Party May 1955

Invited guests at Roberta's 4th birthday party included Dianne and Cynthia Burton and Leone and Martha Petit. Serena posted this picture previously in 2006, so five years later let's look at it again:

Roberta's 4th birthday, May 14, 1955, Clockwise from Roberta at head of table, Dianne Burton, Leone Petit, Martha Petit, Catherine, Cynthia Burton.

Before the party came the preparation, and here is Roberta admiring Catherine's first attempt at baking.  Roberta was the assistant.  Note the fashionable aprons, especially the off-the-shoulder style modeled by Catherine.
Roberta & Catherine - C's first attempt at baking, May 1955.  Roberta looks happy but Catherine's thinking she could have done better, or maybe "'ugh' it's chocolate".

On an unrelated note, while searching for information on Martha and Leone Petit [found nothing], I found a reference to [Aunt] Mary Uible at Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, Tennessee in 1932.  She is mentioned as a cellist in the Ward-Belmont Orchestra, a member of the Agora Club [a "tribal" club, like a sorority I presume], and as a Boarding Student in the Senior Class.  Ward-Belmont College, also known as a "ladies' seminary," suffered financial constraints in 1951 and was sold to the Tennessee Baptist Convention who established Belmont University on the property, which had originally been the antebellum estate of Adelicia Acklen.

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