|"Grandpa & Grandma", old photo, digital collage|
Today is Aunt Vonda's birthday.
A special lady to so many of us.
We loved her so, and you would have loved her too.
Eighth born in a family of ten children ...
|Grandpa & Grandma|
Seven children survived, four were teachers.
|back row: Aunt Vonda, Uncle Pete, Aunt Martha, Uncle Les, Aunt Pauline, front: Aunt Fern, Grandpa, Grandma & Mom|
|Uncle Pete & Aunt Vonda|
|Mom, Aunt Vonda & Uncle Pete|
|Aunt Vonda & Uncle Pete|
|Grandma, Aunt Vonda, Kate Richardson, Aunt Pauline, Aunt Fern|
As a young teacher, she met & married Uncle Kenneth ...
who went to war ...
and she followed.
She lost her one true love.
After, she gave her love to family, friends and students.
Aunt Vonda, like her sisters, was a great teacher.
From a one room school house to modern classrooms.
A teacher who played ball with the kids at recess.
I am lucky to have all of her school photos from over the years.
She saved them & the names of every student she ever taught.
Later, after retiring, she would visit her nieces.
|Aunt Vonda & Aunt Martha|
The kind of Aunts who knew where you kept your silverware.
Not just at my house, but at all the cousins.
|Aunt Vonda & Aunt Martha on the way to the Rose Parade 1971|
Happy Birthday Aunt Vonda!