Posted in 1931 to 1960

Mayme became the Mother of her two grandchildren

Mayme Bredimus, who we called “Mommy” cared for her two grandchildren after each lost their own Mother. It was a great tragedy in the Bredimus…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Huge photos of Nancy and Franklin

I was told to look for huge photos of Nancy and Franklin in the Des Moines newspapers. “A searching hint……I remember that when I was…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Traveling to the Heartland

The photo of you, Bitsy and Lynn with Grandmother McDonald must have been taken when Mom took you youngest to Missouri. I was left at…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Remembering

Remembering brings the emotions back as well. Our mom (Elsie Bredimus) was a Blackout Warden when we lived in Des Moines. She had to check…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Mother of Mommy

Christina died in 1915 at age 53. The portrait with Mommy was uploaded to Ancestry by Bitsy. Her father-in-law and mother-in-law were both born in…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Marriage License of Dad and Nancy’s Mom

I was delighted to discover the marriage license of Nancy’s parents. It is signed by Robert Leo and Mary Louise. They were married by a…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930

Otie

Mom called her step-sister Leota “Otie”. Otie’s mother was 11 years older than Emery McDonald, which was not common in those days. Mary Ellen Sprague…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

McDannald Ancestors

I agree with you that the name McDonald had different spellings, but usually it happened in different branches of a family or different generations. I’ve…

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Posted in 1900 to 1930 1931 to 1960

McDannald

That is not a typo in the subject. Apparently, our family name was McDannald. See the attached 1930 census and the zoom to the lines…

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Posted in 1931 to 1960

Mommy’s Recipes

These are recipes that Mommy (Mayme Bredimus) gave to Nancy’s mother, Mary Louise. Nancy still has her mother’s recipe box with the handwritten cards. It was…

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