Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Grandma found their purse!

Today, I found a newspaper article online from Sept 9, 1931 about my Grandma Slinkard.

This was during the depression. My Grandpa was out of work and they were very poor.
They had 3 small children (the youngest being my mother).
Three years later Grandma's brother, his wife and 2 daughters also moved in and stayed for 7 years...
all in a small 2 bedroom house. (The kids slept in the enclosed back porch.)

I never heard this story, but as hard as it must have been to give up the money she found,
I don't think she was even tempted to keep it! I knew my Grandma well.

How sweet of Lula and Vada to call the newspaper and give my Grandma credit.

The picture above was taken the very same year Grandma found the purse.
She's standing behind my mother.


Lisa said...

What a story! Makes a person's day just reading it and much sweeter that it was your grandmother!

Richard said...

I don't know how you keep coming up with this stuff!?

Karen Mortensen said...

What a wonderful story. Those kind of things should be in the newspaper more often.

Sue said...

Good for your grandma. And I'll bet you're right. No way she was even tempted.


Anonymous said...

Yes, that's the kind of news that should be in newspapers! I was just imagining myself in your grandmother's shoes. I think I'm incapable of stealing, because I would never be able to forget that "this is someone else's money", and I couldn't enjoy spending it or what I got from it. Whenever someone has returned something I lost, I feel so, so grateful and look forward to doing the same for someone else someday.

Scrapally said...

I second Richard...where do you find these things? It is wonderful!!

grandmapeg said...

I thought the picture of your mom was you!

Grandma Honey said...

Seriously? I looked nothing like my Mom and I was never anywhere close to being a blonde.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story! I wonder how you find these stories as well!?