Friday, June 29, 2012

2002 Chautauqua

Chautauqua, New York – an adult education center and resort – visited by Uibles occasionally through the years.
Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua NY postcard to Morgans from HH, June 25, 2002
Captioned:  ATHENAEUM HOTEL - Serving guests in style since 1881, the Athenaeum Hotel, located at the world famous Chautauqua Institution, is listed on the National Historic Register.  The "Grande Dame" was the first hotel in the world to have electric lights.
This is our house for five nights on an internet "deal"??  We have been eating out on the hotel porch.
Heard Andrew Young speak today.  One can sign up for 2 -½ hour periods for the internet use,  P.L. [public library] open from 9-5.
Love, Mother & Dad
Chautauqua NY Library postcard sent to Wendy from her Uible grandmother, June 2002
Captioned:  CHAUTAUQUA an American Institution - Smith Memorial LIbrary Interior, built in 1931 by Mrs. A.M. Smith-Wilkes.
 Sunday 6/30/02
Sorry I don't have your new address but sure your parens will get it to you.  This is where we use the internet to send our emails.
Left Chautauqua on Friday and went to Corning where we saw [furnace?] glass, Seneca Falls where Women's Movement began about 154 [in 1848] years ago.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Georgia in less than two weeks by the time you get this.
Love to all your family, G'pa & G'ma Uible

Thursday, June 28, 2012

1992 Ginny's Day

Ginny's Birth Announcement in Wilmington News-Journal, July 8, 1992 
BORN – To the Rev. and Mrs. Don L. Crowson (Mary Uible) of 73 Haven Drive, Williamsburg, Ky., a daughter, Virginia Katelyn, 8:28 a.m. Monday, weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long, at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Ky.  Maternal grandparents are Harold and Jean Uible of New Vienna.  Paternal grandparents are Geneva Crowson of Lubbock, Texas, and the late Sam Crowson.  Maternal great-grandmother is Gladys Uible of New Vienna, who celebrated her 100th birthday on June 22.  The Crowsons moved recently to Williamsburg where the Rev. Crowson is minister of the United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Crowson is director of music at the Somerset United Methodist Church.
Ginny at age 5 in 1997

Ginny at age 10 in 2002
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Thank You note from Ginny in 2002
Dear Aunt Catherine & Uncle Gary,
Thank you so much for the money.  I am going to give some to the Church and spent the rest.  
Love, Ginny Crowson

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

1992 John & Julie go to England

Shortly after the Horton Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration and GHU's 100th birthday, John and Julie departed for a much anticipated trip to England which included a visit with Sid's daughter, Cynthia, and her husband, Murray.

The Lizard - England's most southerly point, postcard sent by John to Morgans in June 1992
June 30, 1992
Dear Gerry, Catherine & Wendy,
Do the pictures remind you of the coast of Maine?  We made it to Cornwall – SW corner of England.  The scenery is spectacular.  We spent 4 days in London, 2 with Cynthia & Murray on the SE coast & the remaining 3-4 days on the Lizard – a peninsula almost to Land's End.

Hope you three enjoyed your week in Ohio.  We were glad to have Wendy visit.  Enjoy your summer.  Love, Julie & John

PS Thanks for dinner in Columbus @ Bob Evans Rest.

Housel Bay, The Lizard, England postcard sent by John to Uibles, June 30, 1992
Tues. June 30 [1992]
Mom & Dad,
After 4 days in London and 2 days in Bexhill w/ Cynthia & Murray, we finally made it to Corwall via Brighton, Salisbury and Exeter.  Your books & maps have come in handy.  Tonight we're staying in a B&B at Lizard – tomorrow we stay at the Hosel Bay Hotel with a spectacular view!

Julie and I truly enjoyed our weekend with you, the Hortons & Grandma, June 20-22.  Hope all of you are doing well.  We'll have to compare notes on England.  Murray & Cynthia send their regards.
Love, John and Julia
Cottage at Church Cove, The Lizard, England postcard sent by John to Side & Roberta, June 1992
June 30, 1992
Dear Sid & Bert,
This peninsula was Murray's recommendation and it was a great one.  We're even going to stay in the hotel at Housel Bay he suggested.  WE thoroughly enjoyed our visit with the Parks.  They spoiled us.  We've tried two B&B's (Bed & Breakfasts) - both good.

Everything is expensive; driving on the left has taken time to get used to.  But all in all, we'er having a marvelous time.

Hope you both enjoyed your time in Ohio.  It was good seeing you.  I liked our chat enroute to Cols. airport, Sid.  Love, Julie & John

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

1982 postcard from Nantucket- June

June 1962- CJU & GHU celebrate 50 years of marriage.  Beginning of the big trip west – Seattle World's Fair, lots of National Parks, Disneyland, Chicken Pox and more – coming soon

June 1972 - West Virginia to meet Hinermans and Mexico for Lions Club.

June 1982 - Grandma's 90th Birthday.  HH & Jean go to Nantucket – see below.  OR possibly they only went to Cleveland (for OBA?) and used this "extra" postcard to send to those back home.  

June1992 - Hortons celebrate 50 years of marriage, GHU celebrates 100th birthday.  John and Julie go to England.

June 2002 - HH and Jean go to Chautauqua.   Dahlonega reunion coming in July.

Harbor House, Nantucket Island MA postcard* c1980
Harbor House, Nantucket MA postcard to Uibles from HH, June 27, 1982

Hi – Here we are in Cleveland - had radiator trouble en route her, but is OK now.  We are on 20th floor of hotel.  Quite a view and contrast to N.V. as well as to Nantucket.

Plan to be home Thursday noon. [July 1]  We are to hear both the Gov. candidates – Brown - Tues. noon [Clarence J. "Bud" Brown, US Representative 1965-1983 who was defeated] & Celeste on Weds. noon.  [Richard "Dick" Celeste, was elected and served as governor 1983-1991]

Know you will all get along fine w/o us. Take care.  Love, the hot cereal eaters.

This postcard would classify as a boring postcard, being the picture of a dining room, in a location where there are lots more scenic things.  For more boring postcards see this link

Monday, June 25, 2012

1892 - Gladys Hiestand Uible birth announcement

You would think the Hillsboro paper could have given a few more lines to the birth of our grandmother, or at least gotten the date correct.  Perhaps in their defense, the information received wasn't accurate or lengthy.

Tile Junction, which is an unknown location in Highland County, probably in Hamer or Clay Township, was near the home of Gladys' maternal grandparents, Noah Fawley (1824-1914) and Sarah Wilkin Fawley (1828-1901).   Transcription of the eleven words below.
Gladys Hiestand Uible birth announcement from Hillsboro Ohio News-Herald June 30, 1892 in the "Tile Junction" social news column.  According to family records (and the Ohio Births Index) she was born on June 22, 1892.

Born – To Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hiestand, June 23d, a girl.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

1942 Horton-Uible Wedding Announcement - June 26

1942 Horton-Uible Wedding Announcement - June 26, 1942 - Hillsboro (Ohio) Press-Gazette page 4. Transcription follows.
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With simplicity and dignity the marriage of Miss Mary Uible, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Uible, of New Vienna, Ohio, to Mr. William A. Horton, son of Mrs. Joseph Horton and the late Mr. Horton, of Columbus and former residents, of East Springfield, Ohio, was solemnized Wednesday morning at 9:30 in the King Avenue Methodist Church.  Dr. Harold Lancaster performed the wedding ceremony in the presence of only the immediate families and a few intimate friends.

The bride was charming in a natural color suit with black and white accessories and a corsage of white carnations.

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the private dining room of the Campus-Neil.

Immediately following, Mr. and Mrs. Horton departed on a short wedding trip.  Upon their return they will be at home at 230 East Kelso Road.

Mrs. Horton attended Ward Belmont, Nashville, Tenn., and received her AB degree at Ohio University and was affiliated with Phi Mu Sorority.  For the past year the bride has been employed at Ft. Hayes.

Mr. Horton attended Indiana University Extension Center in Indianapolis, Ind., and for several years was employed at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Ind., at Headquarters of the Indiana-Kentucky District, CCC.  Mr. Horton is currently employed in the Corps Area Surgeon's Office, Ft. Hayes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

1992 County Women celebrate more than a century of life

This article from the Hillsboro newspaper, highlights the lives of five Highland County associated women who have reached their centennial year and beyond, with Gladys Hiestand Uible being the youngest of the five.

Whether only page two of this article was saved or the first page is missing; only page two is currently available for sharing.  In addition to Gladys, other century celebrating women featured include Ethel Aitken Turner who had turned 105 on May 27, 1992 [died March 29, 1994]; Alice Alvsaker, 103, on March 5, 1992 [died March 29, 1993]; Jessie Troth, 102, on Feb 25, 1992 [died July 29, 1992]; and Stella Roush, 102, [died Nov. 11, 1994].

The part of the article about Gladys Hiestand Uible is transcribed below.
GHU Clipping, June 1992 - Highland County Women celebrate more than a century of life, page 2

County women celebrate more than a century of life
[June 1992 - Hillsboro Ohio newspaper]

The youngest of the group of century celebrators is Gladys Uible, born June 22, 1892 in Hillsboro.

At the time of her birth the nation's historical accounts include steelworker strikes in Homestead, Penn. and the introduction of the first gasoline powered American automobile, built in Chicopee, Mass.

Uible spent her years as a homemaker, raising two children, Harold Uible and Mary Uible Horton.

According to her son, his mother never got mad – but she always knew when to say 'no.'

Friday, June 22, 2012

GHU's 100th Birthday - June 22, 1992

One-hundred twenty years ago today, Gladys Hiestand Uible was born in Hillsboro, Ohio.  The celebration of her 100th birthday was held in conjunction with the Golden Wedding Anniversary of her daughter, Mary Uible Horton and son-in-law William A. "Bill" Horton.  The celebration was held at the Senior Citizen Center in New Vienna, Ohio.
Celebration of Bill & Mary Horton's 50th Wedding Anniversary and GHU's 100th Birthday, June 20, 1992.  Back Row:  Wil & Cris Horton, Rob Horton, Robert Kintner, Marianne Horton Kintner, Wes Kintner, Joe Horton, Roberta Uible-King, John Uible, Catherine Uible Morgan, Serena Uible, Wendy Morgan Counts.  Front Row:  Laura Horton, Bill Horton, Mary Uible Horton, Gladys Hiestand Uible, Harold Uible, Jean Uible.

Gladys Hiestand Uible, Roberta Uible-King - June 1992 celebrating GHU's 100th Birthday

Thursday, June 21, 2012

1992 Horton Golden Anniversary

The combination Golden Anniversary of Bill and Mary Horton and the 100th Birthday of Mary's mother, Gladys Hiestand Uible's birthday was held June 20, 1992 at the Senior Citizens in New Vienna, Ohio.  It was well attended by Hiestand and Uible relatives and son-in-law Larry Kintner made a memorable tribute to the fifty year marriage.  Clipping transcribed below.
Horton 50th Anniversary Clipping June 1992

Mary Uible Horton, William A. "Bill" Horton, June 20, 1992.  Celebrating Horton Golden Wedding Anniversary in New Vienna.  Wil and Laura Horton in front.  Angela & Cris Horton, Bill Horton, Robert & Wes Kintner, Mary Uible Horton, Marianne Horton Kintner, Larry Kintner, Joe Horton & Rob Horton.

Mary Uible Horton, William A. "Bill" Horton, Jean Ballantyne Uible, Harold Hiestand Uible - June 20, 1992.  Celebrating Horton Golden Wedding Anniversary in New Vienna.

Golden Anniversary

WILLIAM A. and MARY UIBLE HORTON, 1025 North B Street, Lake Worth, will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 20th, in the Senior Citizens Center, New Vienna, Ohio, the event to be hosted by their four children, Joseph, Marianne, Cris and Robert, all graduates of Lake Worth High School.  They have five grandchildren.

They were married on June 24, 1942, in the King Avenue Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio, located adjacent to the Ohio State University Campus, and have resided in Lake Worth for the past 40 years.

Mr. Horton was employed by six different stock brokerage firms in the area, through acquisition and merger, and retired from Dean Witter Reynolds, West Palm Beach, in 1982.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1982 - GHU's 90th Birthday

Gladys Hiestand Uible's 90th birthday was celebrated with an open house at the HH Uible home in New Vienna, on Sunday, June 20, 1982.  All her immediate family was able to attend except oldest grandson, Joe, who was then living in Saudi Arabia.  In addition to the open house, family enjoyed a lunch at one of Grandma's favorite restaurants in Leesburg.  Other activities in the days before and after included a shared cabin at Lake Cowan and a trip to King's Island.  Here are some pictures.
Wendy & her great-grandmother, Gladys Hiestand Uible at GHU's 90th Birthday Celebration - June 1982.  Roberta in background.

HH Uible Family June 1982 celebrating GHU's 90th Birthday.  Mary Uible Crowson, Harold H Uible, John Ballantyne Uible, Serena Uible, Catherine Uible Morgan, Jean Ballantyne Uible, Roberta Uible-King

Marianne Horton Kintner, Catherine Uible Morgan - June 1982.  Serving fruit at GHU's 80th Birthday Open House

HH Uible Family 1982: Mary, Roberta, John, Serena, Catherine.  Front: Jean Wallace Ballantye Uible, Harold Uible

Wendy Morgan Counts, Wes Kintner, 2nd cousins - June 1982 at King's Island

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

1982 - Reagan sends GHU a birthday card

Ronald Reagan, or more likely a member of his staff, took the time, belatedly, to send Grandma a 90th birthday card. Transcription follows.

Gladys Hiestand Uible's Happy 90th Birthday Greetings from President Ronald Reagan 1982
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[Postmarked June 28, 1982 Washington DC]

Nancy and I are happy to send our congratulations for your birthday.  We hope your special day is filled with warmth and celebration and that you enjoy much happiness in the year to come.

[Signed] Ronald Reagan

Monday, June 18, 2012

1982 Gladys Uible to celebrate 90th Birthday - June 20

An Open House to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Gladys Hiestand Uible was held June 20, 1982.  The following clipping served as an announcement of that event.  Transcription follows.
Gladys Hiestand Uible 1982 clipping about 90th Birthday

Mrs. Uible to celebrate 90th birthday
Mrs. Cecil J. Uible of New Vienna will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday, June 20.

An open house to mark the event will take place at the New Vienna home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Jean) Uible.  Arriving this week to help with the hospitality will be Mrs. Uible's son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William (Mary) Horton of Lake Worth, Fla.

Mrs. Gladys Uible was born on June 22, 1892, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Ira Hiestand and Mary Ellen Fawley Hiestand.  She married C.J. Uible on June 10, 1912, and the family moved to New Vienna in 1927.  Her husband died January 13, 1969.

Mrs. Uible has nine grandchildren, Robert Horton of Lake Worth, Fla; Cris Horton of Statesville, N.C.; Mrs. Lawrence (Marianne Horton) Kintner of Lancaster, Pa.; Miss Mary Virginia Uible of New Vienna; John Uible of Newark; Miss Serena Uible of Chicago, Ill,; Miss Roberta Uible of Phoenix, Arizonia [sic]; and Mrs. Gerry (Catherine Uible) Morgan of Madras, Ore.

All of them will be present for the celebration.  The oldest grandchild Joseph Horton of Saudi Arabia will be unable to attend.  Mrs. Uible also has three great-grandchildren, Robert Reed Kitner [sic], Wesley Kintner and Wendy Morgan.

Mrs. Uible is a member of the New Vienna United Methodist Church and regularly attends the services.  She continues to travel and spend her winters in Lake Worth, Fla.

Friends are invited to call Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5.  Mrs. Uible is looking forward to seeing and being with friends and no gifts requested.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

1962 CJ & Gladys Golden Wedding Anniversary

Sunday, June 17, 1962, was the Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration for Cecil J. and Gladys Hiestand Uible who were married June 10, 1912, in Hillsboro, Ohio.  Here are a few pictures from the occasion.
CJ Uible, Gladys Hiestand Uible - June 1962 celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

Celebration of CJ & Gladys Uible Golden Wedding Anniversary.  June 17, 1962 at HH Uible House in New Vienna, Ohio.  Standing: Cris, Joe, & Marianne Horton, Catherine Uible.  Seated in Middle: Bill & Mary Horton, Gladys & CJ Uible, Serena Uible Reynolds, Jean & Harold Uible.  Seated in front: Rob Horton, Serena, John, & Roberta Uible.

HH Uible Family - June 1962 celebrating CJ & GHU's 50th Wedding Anniversary.  Roberta Uible King, Harold Hiestand Uible, Jean Ballantyne Uible, Catherine Uible Morgan, John Uible, Serena Uible

Hortons at Cecil and Gladys Heistand Uible's Golden Wedding Anniversary - June 17, 1962
Marianne, Cris, Rob, Mary, Bill, Joe

For other posts related to this anniversary see also:

Friday, June 15, 2012

1962 Roberta's Vacation Bible School Certificate - June 15

The week prior to the big Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration and also just prior to the 5-week trip to the Seattle World's Fair, found the Uible children attending Vacation Bible School.

Roberta's Vacation Bible School Certificate - June 15, 1962
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Roberta received a Vacation Bible School Certificate "With Honor"
in recognition of faithful attendance and creditable work
 in the Junior Department
of The Methodist Church
at New Vienna, Ohio
Alice Rudisill - Melba Fawley, Teachers
Mrs. John M. Hughes, Director
The Christian's Birth and Growth Course
Date - June 15, 1962
5 days Present

"Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it." –Luke 11:28

Congratulations, Roberta!  

Thursday, June 14, 2012

1972 Oglebay Park Wilson Lodge Hotel Bill - June 9

Late in June 1972, found the four New Vienna Uibles in Mexico for the Lions Club Convention. Earlier in the month according to this receipt, HH and Jean stayed June 9, 1972, at the Wilson Lodge Oglebay Park in Wheeling WV, probably in conjunction with a visit to New Cumberland and or Pittsburgh.  The room rate in the lodge was $18 plus 3% tax.  In 2012 the regular rate is $165.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

1962 - John the Literal Kid

John was certainly the secondary person of honor at the Golden Wedding Anniversary Open House for Cecil and Gladys Hiestand Uible on June 17, 1962.  Not only did he have the natural cuteness of a courteous and precocious 4-year-old, but he was uniquely not only "John," but the youngest and only Uible grandson, his three older boy cousins being Hortons.  Transcription follows.
John's 1962 Open House quote clipping - Wilmington News-Journal

The Passing Show by I.C. Clinton
OPEN HOUSE–When Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Uible celebrated their golden wedding with open house their four-year-old grandson, John, tended the door.  The family noticed he held it open all the time, not just for entering or departing callers.  They suggested he close it when no one was entering.

He answered "You told me this was open house."
John - 1987 Clipping "25 years ago" story about Open House - Wilmington News-Journal

John - 1987 Clipping "25 years ago" story about Open House

25 Years ago
July 8, 1962
I.C. Clinton seems to agree with Art Linkletter – children say (and do) the darndest things.  When Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Uible celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with an open house, their 4-year-old grandson, John, tended the door.  The family noticed he held it open all the time, not only for entering or departing callers.  They suggested he close it when no one was entering.  

John answered, "You told me this was open house."  Literal kid, that little kid.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2002 Roberta's letter to Mom/Dad - June 12

Notes from the desk of Sid & Roberta. Note the AZ background on the notepaper. Transcription follows.
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Hi! And we continue to enjoy our home and life in Sun City!  Thought you might enjoy enclosed ad – I did get to two estate sales this last weekend – spent $2.00 total.

Senior Village is coming out to Friendship Center tomorrow to enjoy a special music program.

Next week we have a retired FBI from Phoenix office coming out.  Then a retired Detroit police officer – 1st female with that city who now lives at Royal Oaks.  Yesterday we had a retired Presbyterian minister who lives there bring his Popeye collection.  Very interesting!

We are enjoying walking the golf courses at night.

Went out for Chinese food with Wendy and Eric on Sunday.

Great to be working every other day and especially with weekends and evening off!

Love, Roberta

Monday, June 11, 2012

1962 Mary Horton writes letter re 50th Anniversary

A few tidbits about home life with the Hortons in spring 1962 but details and concerns regarding the upcoming Open House in celebration of the CJ and Gladys Uible Golden Wedding Anniversary are the focus of this letter from Aunt Mary to Mom and Dad.

Love those trademark HA's and the chatty style.  Transcription follows.

Mary Uible Horton letter to Jean & Harold - May 1962
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[May 1962]
Friday about lunch time
Dear Jean and Harold:

I went to the bookstore this morning and bought 25 Golden Anniversary invitations.  Gold edged with bells and words "Golden Anniversary" in gold printed on the front.  On the inside in black script is the form: (And see if you think this fill-in makes sense or give me any suggestions):

The pleasure of your company is requested
for open house, honoring Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Uible
on Sunday afternoon, the seventeenth of June
at 2 until 5 o'clock
at home of Harold H. Uible
New Vienna, Ohio
Please omit gift

The _________ I did under the printed form on the card.  Is their any question yet as to the TIME?  Did you consider 3 until 6?  Would this give more time for naps, etc. after church for the elderly people and people who have to drive from out of town and might avoid the rush hour 3 to 4.  I'm agreeable to the 2-5.  but just make it definite in next letter so I can fill in my invitations.  I'm going ahead and address them.

Jean, in reading your letter I made some mental notes or things I wanted to ask you or to make clear in my own mind.  So, here goes!

I think it would be nice to put the announcement in both Hillsboro papers and stagger it as you suggest.  (How did you like the picture?  I didn't think it did a whole lot for Dad ... he was too self-conscious when they shot it) but not bad as a whole.  I intend to call the Church Secretary and will put announcement in L.W. Bulletin a week in advance or when Naomi suggests.  Also, I may give an announcement to Tourist Class and Mens Bible Class.

I'm all for eating out on that Sunday.  Aren't you?  Less confusion at home for Mother.  (She may think differently ... ha)

Do you have a solution for Robbie?  You know how he is?  Do you have someone in mind to keep him out of mischief and to keep him occupied and out from under foot for 3 hours?  (I'm not worried about John.  Your kids have always behaved better than mine!)

Now if you stagger hours at Punch Bowl and Guest Book every half-hour.  You would need 12 P.B. [punch bowl] and 6 at the guest book if my arithmetic is clicking to-day.  HA!  Is Mother definitely asking the ones you mention in your letter to serve?  And the times they are to come?   If so, do I make any mention of same when I send them their official invitation?  I can, if you have the hours worked out.  Or is it simpler for Mother to contact them personally in Hillsboro?  Just so I know what is expected there.  You probably could arrange the Aunt Margery [Uncle Dorsey's wife, 1881-1969.  Uncle Dorsey 1876-1959] side at one time and the Aunt Mary [Uncle Harry's second wife, 1883-1971, Uncle Harry 1872-1967] side at a much later or earlier time because they will probably gang up in car pools.  Are you with me?  HA!  Let's not have any awkward scenes with the conflicting relatives!

If, when I get into this and I add some more names I will give them to you.  Most of them I doubt if they would or could come but I'm sure they would be interested in knowing about it.  One the relative side: Can you get the addresses from Mother or can she mail to me, just so you know what I'm doing, of Ellen, Lois, and Gladys Mitchell (plus married names).  Some of them might be taking summer trips, coming or going thru.

When I write the Hillsboro cousins I will include their children in invitation.  Ann, Jodie' girl might come and Vivian's Emily.  I don't know where Frank Jr. and Suzanne are.  I plan to write a note to little Luna.  I may also write a note to Aunt Serena and Aunt Luna.  (Depends on whether I get swamped with something coming up here at home ... ha ... like chicken pox, etc.)

I thought I might send notes to Thelma Matthews, Peg Henderson and Jean Schulze .... friends that I knew in H.S. and college.  I doubt tho if they would attend.  What or how are you estimating the crowd?  HA!  That would be anyone's guess, eh?  Did anyone suggest anything there, so many over actual invitations?

Before I forget it are Avis Miller and both Nichols sent to Westboro, Ohio?  Does Walter Nichols live in Westboro and his mother with them?  And who is Howard Stewart in Wilmington????  Just curious, have address.

Incidentally, what are you planning on wearing?  Always a question with the ladies?  Are you going dressy, light or dark?  HA!  Have you seen Mother's dress?  I saw it before she left and of course she had picture taken in it.  Very pretty I thought.

I think Cris was floored with Serena's letter!  HA!  That was quite a letter for a first grader!  You tell her, Cris was flattered!  Isn't her birthday soon?  And when is Roberta's?

I think Marianne will want to stay in NV.  The change was good for her.  It is quite different going to a consolidated school than our group schools.  Last night the Arts (7-8-9) of Junior High gave a program consisting of art exhibits and ceramics and the 9th grade chorus presented their Spring Concert.  Joe is the accompanist this year and has worked so hard all year.  He did a wonderful job (shouldn't brag) and then Browns and Walkdons (you do know the latter) entertained the group with punch and cake at W.'s house.  Lanterns outdoors on the patio with a jungle-like atmosphere.  Was fun.  Had loudspeakers hooked up and the kids did the twist.  They do that so easy!  There were some-90 invited but not all came after the concert.  The program was poorly attended.  Disgusting!

Anything I can help you do let me know.  I thing you should give me all the names.  You have done more than your share plus all the responsibility of getting ready.  How about it?

The weather is hot.  Haven't turned on the air conditioner tho.  Costs a lot of money just to keep ME cool.  I'm the only one here for the most part.  Tonight is the opening of Little League so we will be at the ball park for a little while.  Surely diversified interests in the Horton family.  Cris is looking forward to that camping party this summer.  Hope it works out.  Harold is going to be busy with all this ....  Wedding Anniversary, the Hortons and your TRIP!  Aren't you looking forward to that?

Love, Mary, Bill and All.

Items from Uible photo album