Although a city girl (born & bred) her favorite music is Country (1950s & 1960s) and her favorite hobby is gardening. One of her special memories is visiting cousins in Ashtabula OH (which is basically the country). I guess Mississippi roots run deep.
This is the earliest picture I have of Mommy.
|Mommy at age 12 with her sister, Vivian Elizabeth Brown, age 14|
So I asked why the long faces -- this was an Easter picture and they didn't like their outfits.
|Fosdick Masten High School social club, circa late 1940s|
Mommy seated, 2nd from left. Friends throughout adulthood (seated): Julia Bolden (left of Mommy), Bronite Blenman (right of Mommy) and Harriett Carlise (far right)
|From a Buffalo NY newspaper when Mommy was part of a debutante ceremony.|
This article is yellowing and unfortunately I don't know the newspaper.
|With brother, Arthur Brown|
|Wedding picture, September 26, 1952. |
She and Willis B. Williams were married in the home of her mother, Lucy Washington Brown
|25th birthday party, 1956|
Mommy told me that Daddy gave her this 25th birthday party
|Birthday dinner at local restaurant, 1980s|
Left to right: Daughter Sandra Ann,; Granddaughter Elizabeth Orthelia; Evelyn Orthelia; Husband Willis Burkette; Son Richard Lamonte (Flick)