Note: From: Barawn "AT" aol.com Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 7:10 PM To: conroyh "AT" earthlink.net Subject: Re: Back In Superior
As much as I can remember is this we did live all of our lives at 2126 E. 4th Street. We all went to St. Francis grade school and East high for high school. I do not remember much where we slept as Dot and Arv left home when Marjorie was 2 and I was 4 . But Marjorie slept in the same room with me. Vee and Audrey slept in their room and the boys in the front room. Mom and Dad slept in the side room. I used to love when my mother made dumplings and rolls and bread my favorite. If I think of any thing else I will write again. Love Auntie Bev ===================================
From: [email protected] [mailto:Barawn "AT" aol.com] Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2006 8:04 PM To: conroyh "AT" earthlink.net Subject: Re: Back In Superior
Steve, we had a 2 story house and it had 4 bedrooms. Dinning room and a front room big kitchen 1 bathroom. We had a basement, a front porch, garage. We had a fire place in the hall way going to the front room. I may be able to find a picture as that is where I lived when I got married. I do not have any pictures down here but I may be able to find one when I go home or maybe one of my kids have a picture of me when I got married by the house. It seems to me we had another bathroom down stairs by the stairs just a toilet and wash basin. I will checked with Marjorie when I talk to her she has no computer so I do have to talk to her but I will find out for sure. Love Auntie Bev ===================================
Alfred and Etta May were twins. ====================================
The family had a cabin at Dowling Lake and Aunt Etta and Everett Clark had one right next door. The Clarks had bought their cabin first. As soon as school was out the would go out to the cabin and stay until school started. Grandma would also be out there. ====================================
As reported by Arvilla, on 30 September 1998.
"Alfred Wilmot Rawn, "Red" to his friends, left school after the 5th grade and went to work in a Cooper shop, with his brother Noah. They made barrels for beer, and learned young to imbibe. He was a good son, gave his earnings to his mother to support the family. His father had a bad heart and could not work. He and his brother loved boxing -- they were a little on the wild side. Winston fulfilled his dad's dream as he was a Golden Glove Boxer.
"My mother married him because he was such a gentle, loving quiet -- good, honest man. He was liked by all. Mother had to do all the "dirty work" of telling people off.
"He was a good father, loved us all -- thought we were the greatest, best looking girls in town. There were six of us. He helped us all with our math problems. He was really a whiz. He would tell, how at work, he could beat the high school graduates who had algebra. Especially a Mr. Kunert. They would have a problem, and dad figured it faster than anyone. They were all electricians. My father took a course, had electrical encyclopedias, a whole set. They worked on the Coal Docks in Allouez.
"He was a good provider. We had the first electric washing machine, the first electric sewing machine. We had a summer cabin at Lake Dowling.
"He loved to play poker with the family. Occasionally, he would spend New Years at his brothers in Duluth -- staying overnight. Christmas day, his family played cards at his sister, Etta Clark's. There was Arville, Louis Lucien, Noah and Ada Rawn, Ev Clark also. Years later, mother said she wished she hadn't let her strict upbringing in the Lutheran Church prevent her from joining in their fun. If we ever argued about cards, off would come the lid from our kitchen stove and in went the cards.
"Dad had a lot of patience except when we ate at night. "You went to the table to eat." As soon as he left, Dot and mom, and I really gabbed.
"Dad was a small man, about five feet five inches, very well built, broad shoulders and narrow hips, bright red hair on his very fair skin chest. He had a large neck, 17 inches. In the olden days, you didn't buy sleeve sizes, so all the men wore arm bands.
"He really liked to walk to Church with Dot and me. Dot and I had the best of him, as he died young before Bev and Marge could know him.
"Every night he cam home, sat in his favorite chair, with his feet on the library table, pipe in his mouth, reading the Evening Telegram
"Dad was a Methodist -- until Dot and I were about 12 and 14. His whole family was Methodist, and now they are all gone." =============================================
"Dad was really smart, especially when it came to math. I would be working on homework, and he could look at the problem, and give me the answer. He was always right. He did that with the other kid's homework too. Of course, we had to do the work, because you couldn't just give the answer. You had to show how you got the answer. ==============================================
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