Today I found, and unpacked, grandma, Maryann Scearce's baby book. It is a cute book, tho somewhat worn and faded. I so wanted, to share it all with you, before time erased the ink completely. I scanned it, and darkened it in photoshop, in hopes that it could become readable again. I wanted you to see, not only the information, but how much Matie, cared for grandma, and how sweetly she recorded, the precious things about her baby, in her own hand.
It says Baby Arrives 4:45 p.m. Feb 6. 1924 Hood River, Oregon At the Cottage Hospital.
Dr's V.R. Abraham & J.W. Sifton, were her doctors, and Miss Laterbach & Miss Mullen, where her nurses. (This Hospital was located on Oak Street, near downtown, but was torn down many years ago.) I know I have a picture of it somewhere, and will share it, when I find it, as I am still unpacking, from our latest move.
Isn't the baby just too cute, peaking out from under her hood?! I love the artwork, which happily photoshop, restored to its former brightness.
This is why research, can be a royal pain. One clerks errors, can cause all kinds of havoc. Grandma made me promise, to be sure and correct the errors, if I ever wrote a family book. I only wish she had been able to see my blog. It would have made her really happy, as she always wanted everyone in the family, to know our history.
Grandma, Maryann Scearce's, parents were, gr. grandma & gr. grandpa, Richard "Dick" Gregg Scearce & Wanda Dale Roberts. Wanda went by Dale, to everyone else, but went by Matie, to her family, so I will try to keep things from getting too confusing, if I can. The family sure loved going by nicknames, another researchers nightmare.
gr. grandpa, Dicks, parents were: Harry Marshall Scearce & Anne Elston Krout.
gr. grandma, Matie's, parents were: Stephen Benedict Roberts & Mary Ann Zimmerman, a.k.a. Mae.