My cousin, Linda, shared these snapshots yesterday of her mother and my aunt, Marie (Lindquist) Miller, on her first trip west with Uncle Richard to "meet the folks." The year was about 1942 and they were married the following year, while he was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Keep in mind that Aunt Marie was a city girl, raised in Detroit and its suburban villages. The "folks" were William A. and Jessie Frances (Brown) Miller, Richard's parents. But there were the cattle (top), too ...
... and sheep.
Of course they visited Chariton. That's the north side of the square in the background.
And here are Marie and Richard.
Graveside services for Aunt Marie, who died at the age of 96 on Sept. 12 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Dick McEvoy, at Victor, New York, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Columbia Cemetery. All are welcome.