Friday, March 09, 2012

Mary Uible Horton: The Early Years - Part 3

Part 3 of Mary's reflections on her early years with a few pictures.  See also Part 1 and Part 2.  See other pictures of Uibles prior to 1950 here.

Mary Uible Horton August 8, 1913 - March 2, 2012

Written by the Hortons for Aunt Mary's 90th Birthday [with notes added by Catherine].  Transcription follows.
Mary Uible Horton - Reflections p.3

A new beginning . . .
I graduated from [New Vienna] High School in 1931.  Back in the early thirties, I went away to college that fall (1931) for Nashville.  I remember going to Cincinnati with the family to the train station and I remember my big trunk (and so does Harold).

An early special trip for the future "world traveler" . . .
I the fall of 1944, Harold and I drove from Ohio to Ft. Lewis, Washington in Bill's 1936 Chevy.  From there Harold thumbed to Stanford University for his second year of College.  Our first night out was Madison, Wisconsin.  The only other stop that comes to mind was Yellowstone National Park, which was pretty well shut down because of the war and the limited rest rooms were unisex.  The only trouble we had with the car was the bumper coming loose on one side which we fixed with wire.

Well that explains it!  If you ever wondered "why," possibly this will provide some insight.  But as they say, the rest is history... one that many of us have enjoyed sharing.  Maybe Mom's offered us a lesson to be learned.  As Harold wrote, "Seventy years later I wish that I had written more things down, for the years work away on the accuracy of the memory."  Maybe we should take heed and start jotting down our own special memories, so when and if we reach such a milestone as 90 or 80 or even 70 years of age, we won't have to strain our brain to reflect and recollect.

[Birthday greetings included here.]  Thanks for sharing your life!

To touch the cup with eager lips and taste, not drain it;
To woo and tempt and court a bliss – and not attain it;
To fondle and caress a joy, yet hold it lightly,
Less it become necessity and cling too tightly;
To watch the sun set in the west without regretting;
To hail its advent in the east – the night forgetting;
To smother care in happiness and grief in laughter;
To hold the present close – not questioning the hereafter;
To have enough to share – to know the joy of giving;
To thrill with all the sweets of life – is living.

A few pictures from through the years:
Mary Uible Horton and Harold Hiestand Uible 1926
Mary Uible Horton by New Vienna House c1932
Mary Uible Horton on right with 1940 Packard.  Note personalized license plate (CU=Cecil Uible)
Family Group in Florida - March 1946.  Mary Uible Horton on far left, Gladys Uible Horton with her arms crossed, CJ Uible slightly behind to the right
Bill Horton, Gladys Uible, Mary Uible Horton, Cecil J. Uible, Joe Uible Horton - Christmas in Florida 1965
Mary Uible Horton and Gladys Uible Horton on a trip c1985

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