Saturday, July 31, 2010
My grandmother Dorothy Couch (Robertson) was born 8 Jan 1903 in Elgin, Anelope, NE and died 9 Apr 2001 in Stockton, CA. She told me a story of crossing the country in a covered wagon when she was small to move, but not sure to where.
Her Parents were James Baird Couch born 16 Oct 1874 in Hamburg, Fremont, Iowa and her mother was Cora Alice Amick born 12 Oct 1874 in LeMars, Plymouth, IA. He died 1 Jan 1908 in Elgin, Antelope, NE and She died 23 JAn 1968 in Arthur, Ida, IA
The Iowa State Census of 1885 shows James living in Floyd, Woodbury, IA and the Federal census of 1900 he was living in Freemont, Wheeler, NE.
James and Cora had seven children:
Carrie Phyillis Couch born 4 Dec 1897 in Bronson, Woodbury, IA and died 29 May 1926. She was never married.
4th of July we go to the parade in Mandan, ND, afterwards we go to Art in The Park and see the 100's of craft vendor's and foot vendor's. Around dusk they shoot off the big fireworks and we see all the beautiful colors in the sky.
Thanksgiving we start the day with ordurves and cheese and crackers then have a huge turkey feast. We watch the Macy's Parade on tv. Before we eat we each say what we are thankful for.
Christmas we set out milk and cookie for Santa and write him a note. The night before we each get to pick a present to open and then in the morning we pass out the presents and open them. We have ordurves setting out and egg nog and for dinner we have turkey or ham with all the goodies that go along with it.
I love to decorate for all the holidays and I am a huge scrapbook er and picture taker. I love to sew and do arts and crafts so the holiday are great for all these things. I am always looking for new projects to do with my grand kids and my daughter's.
The first two picture's are of Jeff & Brad Piehl children of Don & Barbara Piehl (Damm).
The third picture is of Delane Hanson daughter of Frank & Delores Hanson (Converse).
The fourth picture is of Bessie Damm (Converse), Lloyd & Laverne Converse & Ruth Kubberness (Converse) My Grandmother on my dad's side.
My folks came for a visit recently and my dad gave me a bunch of old photo's so I want to share them with you. The Converse, Whiting, Kubberness line I have been working on is complex because my dad was adopted by Ruth Converse & Fred Kubberness. Even though he was adopted by these wonderful people they are still our family and that's how it will always be. I did do some resaearch in 1990 and found his real mom and sister's but I will save that story for Treasure Chest Thursday and display photo's with it.