First up ... I was born!!! At Miss Friese's Maternity Home in Lake Isabella California, 50 miles east of Bakersfield in the high desert on a cattle ranch.
Local transportation to Kernville where my mother's mother Grace lived and worked.
There were no trips to the grocery store like nowadays. In fact, I don't ever remember going to the store when we lived in Lake Isabella. I do know the nearest store was in Bodfish, as was my babysitter. We had a milk cow that provided milk and cream, which I churned into butter. My mom grew vegetables and we basically lived off the land. I remember having a telephone ... two longs and a short ring meant it was for us. You had to be careful what you said however, since it was a party line with three other families on it. This is my mom and dad bringing home dinner!!! Lots of pheasant to put in the freezer.
Lastly for today, here is where my love of Halloween comes from. Like most kids, I loved dressing up in all kinds of fun outfits. This outfit was actually just clothes I had, but my grandmother took an old mop and made the "kilt purse" that hangs around my neck. I LOVED this and kept it for years until it literally disintegrated.