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August 28, 1917:

Blanche's birth

 

 

 

 

 

 

1929:

Move to Davidson from country

1933:

Move to log cabin during the Depression.

Listen to Blanche's memories from the Depression below:

 

 

1934:

Blanche's first proposal. 

Watch Blanche tell this story:

May 27, 1934:

High School graduation

 

 

 

 

 

1934-1935:

Blanche attends Davidson College

October 31, 1934:

First date with Charles 

 

 

 

1935:

Move to Cornelius

1935-1938:

Work as long distance operator

 

 

 

 

July 22, 1938:                        

Blanche and Charles marry.

April 13, 1939:

Janice (first child) is born

 

 

 

 

1940:

Camping trip to Chimney Rock

October 5, 1941:

Glenda is born

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 26, 1943:

Father dies of heart attack

June 9, 1943:

Charles "Buzz" Jr. is born

 

 

 

 

December 1943:

Charles begins Officer Training

December 23, 1944:

Vernon (brother) killed at Battle of the Bulge

 

 

November 20, 1947:

Bruce is born

1948:

Joined Aplean Book Club

 

 

March 2, 1957:

Stella is born

1957:

Blanche & Charles build home

 

 

 

1972:

First trip to Europe

1976:

Begin working for Dr. Woods

 

 

 

May 10, 1979:

Charles dies.

1993:

First trip to the Bahamas

 

 

 

 

July 17, 1998:

Blanche's mother dies (at age 104)

November 1998:

Blanche is re-elected Elder at Davidson College Presbyterian Church

 

 

2000:

Move to The Pines

 

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The text, video, audio, and website are the result of interviews conducted by Jennifer Frymiare,
Davidson College Class of 2002, in the Fall of 2001.

© 2009 Kristi S. Multhaup, Ph.D. | Davidson College | Davidson, NC 28035 | Phone: 704.894.2008
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