Terry Foy and Others, 1940

My parents enjoyed family life and our house was mostly happy and orderly. We loved movies and the popular entertainment scene generally. Eleazar stayed with us often after Martha died in 1945. My mother’s mother, Edith O’Connell, lived next door; Bill (Willy) Fredericks (who eventually married Edith) visited regularly. My mother’s sister, Doris, lived upstairs with her husband Jim Tombyll and their children--Jim, John, and Kathy. Helen’s brother, Danny, and his wife, Irene, lived nearby with their daughter, Linda. There was much laughter and music in our household and my brother Glenn and I absorbed it all along with the usual joys and terrors of childhood"

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