Ruby Elizabeth McDonald, Female 5 Sep 1882 - 26 Oct 1970
Born, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois.
Died, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.
Married to Oliver Laverty. Mother of Jay Laverty, Audrey Laverty, Lewis Laverty, Harold Laverty, Emily Laverty, Pauline Laverty and Wayne Laverty. Daughter of James McDonald and Ella Huff. Sister of Virgil McDonald.
Poem written by Ruby McDonald to Oliver Perry Laverty:
Dear Ollie Laverty give me your time,
Hope you are happy as happy can be,
I never can forget the 16th in the evening,
Every word is meant as is written there,
Now since I've told you how happy I am,
Xmas presents you said not to send you any,
What a pity it is, and it doesn't pay.
When I was born in 1932, my grandma Laverty was 49 years old. She would turn 50 later that year, so I would always look at grandma as simply being 50 years older than me - to keep track of "records and events". My mother was born in 1910, so to keep
Though she looked and acted "old", she had an amazing history of good health. She never experienced "any" childhood diseases - never even a common cold - ever! You could virtually say she was never "sick" a day of her life, not to be confused with
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She didn't like many of the things young people did, like my mother "living with a man" without being married, my mother's divorce, and my mother "running around half-naked" in shorts in the summertime (if only she could have seen some '90's
Grandma's house was on the corner of 9th Street and Indiana - the church at 8th and Indiana. A short walk took you to almost any place you wanted to go downtown. Grandma never had a car of her own, and never learned to drive, but she was close to
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I would live at grandma's through the school year from September, 1946, 'til school was out in the late spring of 1947. During that time, dad would visit me one time. My parents' divorce was final in October of 1946, and dad was ordered to pay $40 a
There were two other doors in grandma's house: one to the left side off the dining room, and a back door to the right through the kitchen. As we went out the back door, dad observed the perfectly positioned planks of wood laying on the ground just
Dad, always thinking, after getting permission from grandma, decided to kill two birds with one stone: he'd get rid of all that junk, and, at the same time, get rid of a definite hazard by filling up the abandoned well with the junk. We worked for
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