I'm very fortunate in that I know who all of these women are. Since family was important to both of my grandmothers, they kept almost anything related to the family. I was fortunate to be able to discuss these things with them -- even though I wish I had asked even more questions during their lifetimes.
|Josie & Nellie Hammond|
- My mother left college when she got married but went back after I graduated from college to finish her degree.
- My mother's mother left the family farm and boarded in Yates Center so she could finish high school.
- My father's mother lost her mother at the age of 10 and was placed in a children's home for several years. She managed to keep track of her younger siblings who were placed in homes and made sure they knew about their family heritage.
- Two of my great-grandmothers migrated from the midwest (Illinois and Indiana) to Kansas as young girls.