June 2, 2021June 2, 2021joynealkidney The Wilson Kids’ Birthdays – 1927 The Wilson kids’ birthdays fell between May 13 and September 14. Many times their Grandmother Laura Goff baked birthday cakes for them. Both twins Dale and Darlene got his/her own cake – 6th birthday – May 13,1927 Creamery Road, Penn Township, south of Dexter, Iowa Danny turned 4 on May 21, 1927. This was around the time of his mastoidectomy. I believe this was taken on Delbert’s 12th birthday, June 3, 1927 Back: Donald, Doris, Darlene tucked in, Delbert. Front: Dale, Danny, Junior Junior’s second birthday, July 6, 1927 Doris on her 9th birthday, August 30, 1927. “The quilt is a present from Grandmother Laura [Jordan] Goff. Most of blocks pieced by her great grandmother Emilia [Moore] Jordan. Danny and Junior watching lighted candles.” I didn’t find a birthday photo of Donald, but here he is about that time. On September 14, 1927, he would have been 11 years old. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
These family photos are just wonderful! I can see the time and care Leora put into celebrating each child’s birthday.
It just occurred to me that it also gives a glimpse of what Leora’s mother was like. When she’d send her famous postcards (that she could get more written on one than anyone else) usually shared a homemaking tip.
I think you’ve shared some of Laura’s postcards, if memory serves.
Especially the one about learning how to vote–at a WCTU meeting at her church!
Yes, I remember that one!
Such precious birthday photos. Love Jr’s 2nd birthday stance 🙂 And wow on the birthday quilt!!!!!!! Looks like a 9 patch (?) Do you still have it, or someone does?
Nothing of fabric survived the Great Depression, but I ended up finishing a Nine Patch that Grandma Leora’s mother had started! https://joynealkidney.com/2020/03/30/nine-patch-quilt-laura-jordan-goff/