S: C.F.Walters estab 1951
BC: Created 2012
FC: The Walters Family
1: After both Mom and Dad passed, the collection of photos from the bottom desk drawer came to rest at my house. Rather than them sitting on a shelf getting forgotten, I thought it would be better for each of us to have and enjoy. What follows is just a small sampling of photos. I've added identifying information when it was available, but most were unmarked. The quality of some photos is sacrificed due to age and type. The next several pages tell the story of Mom and Dad from their birth, growing up, meeting each other (through Aunt Katie) to marrying, raising 6 kids, and living into their mid 70's. Together they had 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. I hope you enjoy it! Love you All-- Vicki
2: Marian Arlene Smay born to the parents of John and Sara (Straw) Smay May 17, 1934
3: Photo dated 1938 | Age4
4: Happy Birthday Postcard, postmark May 14, 1936. | The house Mom grew up in on the Cabot-Winfield Road, Cabot, Pennsylvania | June 11, 1939. John/Sara Smay on porch.
5: Winfield Elementary School Class of '43-44 Mom in second row, 4th from right
6: Approx Age 8-10 | Holding Sheila | Age 12
7: Back: Marian, Erma, Gwen, Howard, Vivian, Lois Seated: Sara Smay (Grandma) Verna missing from photo
8: One summer Mom worked at a Tobacco Farm in Connecticut harvesting and preparing the tobacco. She used giant needles to sew the large leaves together. In one of her letters she told Dad she had to keep her fingers wrapped with tape to prevent them from bleeding. The photos to the right show the large fields of tobacco under netting.
10: Clifford Ferree Walters born August 16, 1921, to the parents of Adam Clyde and Zora Belle (Ferree) Walters
11: Isabel Agnes | Herbert DeHess | Dad
12: On the farm with his pet calf.
13: Westminster Presbyterian Church Sunday School Class | Aunt Aggie thinks Dad is 4th lad from the right
14: Dad served in the US Army from September 8, 1942 through March 9, 1946. He spent one year overseas in Italy during World War II. He earned an American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and a WWII Victory Medal. | Dad
15: 1936 Indian (photo dated 1943) | Dad | Dad
16: Dad was stationed at Douglas Field in Arizona and these postcards were souvenirs he brought back with him. | Above: Tumacacori National Monument, the Oldest Spanish Mission in the US, established 1681 Top r: "The Top" Elev 6030 ft, highest point on Highway 80 between San Diego, California and Miami, Florida Bottom r: Arizona Desert.
21: January 8, 1951 Married by Pastor Donald K.Fetterly of St Luke Lutheran Church Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
23: Tub and Alice Barton | Cliff and Marian
24: Wendell (1951) Fell asleep in car and wet his pants. | Left: Linda, Wendell, Joyce, Bruce (1956) Right: Linda, Joyce, Wendell, Vicki & Rickie (1957) and Bruce | Wendell, Joyce (1954) and Linda on toys in the yard. | Wendell and Linda (1953)
25: Top r - See no, hear no, speak no evil. Middle r - Cub Scout Jamboree Bottom r - Rick & Bruce with onion bags stretched over faces. Bottom - Photo taken the Sunday before Rick and I went to 1st Grade. (I still have this dress.)
26: Wendell Eugene 1969 | Linda Kathleen 1970 | Joyce Annette 1972 | Bruce Elton 1974 | Rickie Lynn 1976 | Vicki Lynne 1975 | Senior Shots
27: In Memory of Wendell August 7, 1951 to November 13, 1979 | Jan 17, 1953 | 6 mos
28: Back row l to r: Lois, Marian, Verna, Billie, Vivian, Erma Front row l to r: Clifford (Chuckie B.), Everett, Howard, Tim, Chuck | Smay Siblings and Spouses
29: l to r: Herbie, Kathryn, Ruthie, Aggie, Clifford Front: Clyde and Zora Walters | Walters Siblings and Parents at 1977 Wedding and 58th Anniversary
30: Clifford Ferree Walters August 16, 1921 to October 30, 1996 | Marian Arlene (Smay) Walters May 17, 1934 to September 19, 2008