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3-16-1959

3/16/59 Hi Mary, Talk about warm its 81 degrees now 2:30 going to 85 before night. Theirs always a breeze that’s cool. Hope all are well. I will write a letter to Mama later. Love Grandma + Grandpa

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Myrtle Mallard, born September 3, 1904, died December 25, 1972

Mallard’s Bar in Dearborn, Michigan was a bar frequented by my grandparents and great-grandparents.  Mom remembers going with her parents and playing games and eating hamburgers.  Grandpa Thompson used to get drunk and walk home (about a mile away on Bennet Street).  Myrtle V. Mallard was the wife of the owner, William L. Mallard.  According to the 1948 Polk’s Dearborn City Directory, Mallard’s was listed as a Beer Garden at 2247 S. Telegraph Rd.  William Mallard also owned a gas station at 2245 S. Telegraph Rd.  William and his wife Myrtle lived at 40140 Michigan Ave. in Wayne, Michigan.

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Front: Airplane view of business section, showing part of Lake Eola Orlando, Fla. “The City Beautiful”

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3/9/59 Hi Mary, We went to an Orchid Show Sunday. It was beautiful all colors you would want to see hundreds of them. We enjoyed it very much. Love Grandma + Grandpa

 

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March 6, 1959 – The Singing Tower in Lake Wales, Florida

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3/6/59 Hi Mary We went to this tower and Cypress gardens and to another park was gone all day Received Mothers letter Will write later. Love Grandma + Grandpa

Helen Dorothy Oakes Wilson, 1912-1988

Helen Dorothy Oakes Wilson, 1912-1988

This is a picture of my grandmother Helen.  Her birthday was a few days ago.  She would have been 101 this year.

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Postmarked 2-27-1959. Shows Sunshine Park in Orlando, Florida.

Hi Mary, We have a nice apt. not far from this nice park. The roses are in full bloom and its really warm 70 degress right now.  Wish you could be with us.  Its a very clean city.  Love Grandma Grandpa

Hi Mary, We have a nice apt. not far from this nice park. The roses are in full bloom and its really warm 70 degress right now. Wish you could be with us. Its a very clean city. Love Grandma Grandpa

Here is the next in the series of my great-grandma Mae Johnson’s postcards to my mother from 1959.

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Postmarked 2-26-1959

2-26-1959

Hi Mary, We have a nice hotel to stay overnight. Have to get up tomorrow at 5 o’clock to get out 6:15 bus to Jacksonville. Love, Grandma

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