Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1962 Seattle World's Fair & West US - Week 3

Week 3 - Los Angeles to Madras, Oregon ~1000 miles July 3-10, 1962
From Knotts Berry Farm on July 4 to Madras, Oregon – the future home of Catherine & Gerry (1978-1984) during the third week of the trip to the Seattle World's Fair.  For previous week summaries see the following links:

Week 1 - New Vienna, Ohio to Salt Lake City, Utah ~2000 miles
Week 2 - Salt Lake City, Utah to Los Angeles, California  ~1200 miles June 27-July3

1962 Seattle World's Fair Trip, Week 3 Hotels & Mail Stops
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Note the NJ notation after Aunt Serena's name indicating this was a mail stop and the Wilmington News-Journals accumulated since the previous mailing would have been mailed here.  We would have seen Aunt Serena a few weeks prior since she came to New Vienna for CJ and Gladys' Golden Anniversary celebration on June 17, 1962.

Aunt Serena Uible Reynolds passed away in December 1963, seventeen months later, at the age of 79.  She was born in Oct. 1884, when CJ was 21 months old.  Their mother, Sarah Elizabeth Smith Uible died in 1890 at the age of 49.  Father, David Uible, remarried in 1892 to Andelia Eglantine Hudson Shull.  David died in 1926 at the age of 81.  Andelia passed away in Westboro in 1937 at the age of 91.

Aunt Serena and her husband, Leslie Clinton Reynolds, had met in the Blanchester area but moved to California prior to 1910 due to his poor health.  He died in Colorado (en route to or from Ohio?) in 1924 at the age of 46.

Stops during Week 3 included:
Serena and John recover from the chicken-pox but still draw stares and unease from other travelers who ventured near or dared to ask.
July 4 Wednesday - Knotts Berry Farm - chicken dinner and bit of entertainment
July 4 - Los Angeles - La Brea tar pits, Clifton's Cafeteria, an historic LA restaurant (opened 1935) with exotic decor where HH had eaten in 1936. Clifton's has been closed for renovations since Sept. 2011 and is scheduled to reopen in August of 2013.
July 5 Thursday - San Luis Obispo - 215 miles - swallows
July 6-8 San Francisco - 232 miles, touring
July 9 Monday - Sacramento - 88 miles - state capitol, gold mining
July 9 - Redding  - 162 miles
July 10 - Crater National Park OR - 140 miles - played in the snow around Crater Lake
July 10 - Madras, OR - 147 miles - future home of Catherine & Gerry


Mary Uible Crowson said...

Weren't Tom and Serena Sterrett in Colorado for awhile---he was a geologist, I believe?

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

From HH: As I recall part of our welcome to CA was a car breakdown, something sharp cut a hole in the water lines , so the car had to be towed. Interesting that the part repair was just a few dollars and the tow bill was in the $40 area.

Catherine Uible Morgan said...

The other memories I have about San Francisco is going to a Chinese restaurant and them serving ice cream for dessert from a neighboring restaurant, the curvy steep street, and riding the cable cars.

MV, I don't know much about the Sterretts – Mary Serena Uible Sterrett (1900-1990) is the daughter of CJ and Serena's brother, Frank Crossen Uible (1871-1953) and thus the niece of Aunt Serena Uible Reynolds. Aunt Serena naming her own fourth daughter Serena (Serena Reynolds Pugh 1914-1968), adds to the confusion. And then, of course, there is our favorite sibling, Serena.

There are four Serenas in our family tree and only two Mary Virginias. Mary Virginia Morrow Brown (1857-1890) being our great-grandmother. Obviously other variations of Mary abound on both sides of the family.

Items from Uible photo album