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Those Were the Days!

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S: Those Were The Days!!! The McFarland Family

BC: Toes Were The Days! And life goes on for the McFarland Girls...

FC: Those Were The Days!!! The McFarland Family

1: In Memory of | Walter Maurice (Mac) McFarland November 1, 1912 -November 17, 1991 | Eleanor Johnson McFarland August 23, 1915 - December 4, 2007 | Sharon McFarland Graves May 14, 1942 - November 22, 2008

2: Graduated from dental school, Kansas City MO 1940 | Walter Maurice McFarland Born November 1, 1912 in Paris MO to Easton and Maud (1875-1954) McFarland | Served in the US Navy 1940-1945

3: Daddy and 2 best friends "3 Musketeers" His two best friends were killed in the war. He was at sea when he got the word, the Captain told Mom that he disappeared for three days on the ship.

4: Aunt Maude sent this poem along with the book of pictures to Daddy. Pictures on the following two pages. After a hard day at the dental chair/ You can come home without a care./ And seat yourself in that big easy chair/ and glance at the table./ If you take a good look/ You will see a little black book/ Now just reach out and get it/ And see what is in it/ Days that are long gone by/ Some will make you smile/ And some will make you sigh.

6: Eleanor Blanche Johnson McFarland. Born August 23, 1915 in Louisiana, Mo to Quincy Ray (1887-1970 and Augusta Lenore Swart (1888-1949) Johnson | Graduated St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing Boonville, MO RN degree

7: Mom with her family and Bucky. Dad always said we could have been albinos!

9: Aunt Jessie took Mom to the train station to catch the train to Dallas Texas to get married. Poppy gave her a dollar in case she changed her mind when she got to Texas.

10: The Princess was born in Sherman, Texas!!! Sharon D May 14, 1942 | #1

15: December 2, 1948 Candace Gray (better known as Candy/Candee) was born in Sherman, Texas. Sharon wanted a sister named Candy! | #2

17: August 24, 1951 along came Nancy Lenore, born in Sherman, Texas. | #3 | 912 W Fischer

19: SURPRISE! August 20, 1952 Eleanor Ann arrived in Sherman, Texas. | 916 W Fischer | #4

20: .25 cents

21: Mary Emily Stone born February 23, 1940. Parents Kyle (December 24, 1896- April 4, 1967) and Lillian Montgomery (Monte) (died 1956) Stone. Emily was like a 5th daughter to Mom and Dad after her mother passed away.

22: These were SOME days!

26: 1507 Greenbrier

30: The Dancers

31: E a s t e r

32: C h r i s t m a s

34: I've become my mother!

35: Happy Happy Birthday!!!

37: Daddy and his girls!!! | Poppy made this sign for Daddy.

38: < > Poverty Pictures

39: Daddy told us girls we were the most special things to him.

40: There was nothing Mom enjoyed more than having her family with her.

43: Family Trips after Sharon married.

44: Grandchildren Laura Lee Graves July 20, 1967 Alan Boyd Graves November 1, 1972 Max Aubrey McCraw February 28, 1980 Scott Austin Graves December 6, 1980 Matthew Scott Stafford December 16, 1969 Jennifer Ann Stafford September 5, 1971

45: Sisters!!!

46: 1986-Girls trip to Great Falls, Montana to spend time at Sharon's cabin together.

47: Sometimes the press took note of the McFarlands.

48: Dad and Mom celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary August 3, 1990

50: Mother turned 90 years old August 23, 2005

51: Nancy, Larry, Candee, Harry and Ann had dinner with Mom that night. Had Chili's baby back ribs (Mom loved those). Denise Little came to the house and sang "His Eye is on the Sparrow" for the birthday girl. Mom had already told Denise she wanted her to sing that at her funeral, she did. | Mom went to Glenna Judd's 100th birthday party where she saw many of her friends.

52: The following Saturday we had a family celebration at Candee and Harry's home. We were all there.

53: Daddy and Mom had some really good friends!!!

55: Mom had lots of help with us girls. Babysitters: Cookie Cobb and Mrs. Dasher Maids: Georgie, Maude, and Maudie Outside help: LeRoy Dorchester Additional help: Sherry Kelsey and Faye Rice.

57: These pictures just could not be left out!!!!

58: Had the lower part of his left lung removed in 1989, Died of carcinoma of right lung in his home with Candee, Nancy and Ann by his side. | Walter Maurice McFarland

59: Had rheumatoid arthritis crippling her hands and feet which left her mostly confined to a wheelchair the last few years of her life. In June of 2005 went to the hospital with a bleeding ulcer. During ten day stay got pacemaker. In rehab for four weeks. One and a half years later died of congestive heart failure in her home with Candee, Nancy and Ann by her side. | Eleanor Blanche Johnson McFarland

60: July 2003 Sharon was diagnosed with Frontal Temporal Dementia at Mayo Clinic. Same regenerative process as Alzheimer's but affects different area of brain. There was no effective treatment. In October of 2005 she was placed in Morningside Memory Care center in Boerne, TX. She was later moved to a nursing home in Boerne where she spent her last days.

61: Ann's last visit with Sharon December 2006 | Nancy, Candee and Emily's surprise visit to see Sharon February 18, 2007


63: What fun it was to be at Gaylord Texan for Christmas 2007!

64: Do we have fun or what!!!

67: Dear Nancy and Candee – May you enjoy looking at this book as much as I did putting it together. It started out just a small book, but kept growing, with pictures that could not be left out. The three of us have gone through an awful lot together. It has always amazed me how we could all have the same parents and be raised the same way, yet have our own personalities and be so different. On the other hand, when we needed to, we could pull together and join right in and get the job done. While Sharon was a special part of the family, she just was not able to be with us like I'm sure she wanted to be. When she was here, all four of us had a blast together, didn't we? These pictures and our memories are things NO ONE can take away from us. It has become clearer to me in the last few years that there is nothing like family. My prayer is that in years to come the three of us will still be able to get together and “entertain” all the people around us. There is one thing I know will never change – the two of you will never be younger than I am!!! Thanks for being my sisters – like you had a choice! Always remember we are "the McFarland Girls." Love, Ann | $5.00

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