“Dear DeVere:- It was very sweet of you to send me a birthday present. Supposed you'd be so busy you'd forget all about it. Anyway I'm sure the books will be good and Daddy appreciates his too. I was well remembered on my birthday. Barbara baked me a nice angel food birthday cake and put 45 candles on it so it was pretty well loaded down. Stanley helped too by measuring flour and sugar for her.”
-- Letter from my grandmother, Bloomington, Kans., to my father, Southwestern College, Winfield, Kans., Sunday, March 1, 1942. My father’s siblings were Stanley, age 8, and Barbara, age 13.