S: Nana Remembers: A Written and Pictorial Heirloom For My Granddaughters
FC: Nana Remembers A Written and Pictorial Heirloom For My Granddaughters
1: Nana Remembers: A Written & Pictorial Heirloom For My Granddaughters This book was written by Paula (Goodwin) Fisher On May 6, 1989 It has been revised and digitized by her daughter, Nancy (Fisher) Cooper, granddaughter, Christy (Beal) Stanfield and great-granddaughter Madelyn Stanfield
2: Father | Grandmother | Grandfather | Great-Grandfather | Great-Grandfather | Great-Grandmother | Great-Grandmother | Morrow Bunyan Goodwin | Amanda Elizabeth Taylor | Thomas Henry Goodwin | Dora Ann Holley | Henry Taylor | Malinda Lucinda Brown | Peter Doswell Goodwin | Elizabeth Bryan | Thomas L. Holley | Amelia Stafford | John Taylor | Matilda Smith | Warner Brown | Elizabeth Frazer | Beal Goodwin | Our Family Tree You, my little apple, Sprang from a sturdy tree Branches of generations Embrace you tenderly.
3: Mother | Grandmother | Grandfather | Great-Grandfather | Great-Grandfather | Great-Grandmother | Great-Grandmother | Lucy Morgan Kelly | Mary Jane Sawyer | Morgan Kelly | Alpha Omega McCall | James Franklin McCall | Jane A. Blackshear | John McCall | Nancy McKee Brisby | Payton R. Sawyer | Isabella Dobson | Ezekiel Blackshear | Joseph Kelly | Anna Jamison
4: My Grandparents | My Mother's Family My Grandfather's name: James Franklin "JF" McCall My Grandmother's name: Lucy M. Kelly My Grandparents came from Buffalo, Missouri They settled in Hinton, Oklahoma My Grandfather earned his living farming and selling cattle. My Mother was born on March 28, 1888 | JF McCall, Lucy (Kelly) McCall, and Alpha Omega McCall
5: My Father's Family My Grandfather's name Thomas Henry Goodwin My Grandmother's name Amanda Elizabeth Taylor My Grandparents came from El Dorado, AR to Spiro, OK They Settled in Spiro in 1907 My Grandfather earned his living by operating a small general merchandise store My Father was born on December 19, 1888 at El Dorado, AR | Amanda Elizabeth (Taylor) Goodwin | T.H. Goodwin Family: Back: Allie & Pearl?; Center:: Amanda & T.H; Front: Pete, James, Frank, MB, Thomas 1893, El Dorado, AR
6: The dearest friends in life A little girl ever had Were the two special people I called "Mom" and "Dad"
7: My Parents | Morrow Bunyan Goodwin ("Bun") & Alpha Omega McCall They were introduced by a friend of my Father's in September of 1912 at a church social in Spiro. Mother moved from Hinton to Spiro to teach second grade. After a year of courtship, they were married on August 24, 1913 in Hinton, Oklahoma. My Father earned his living as a cashier at Spiro State Bank. | Daddy with Aunt Ove (Uva) and Mother
8: My Mother | My Mother | An Old Tintype of My Mother
9: My Mother
10: My Father | Bun Goodwin was a sergeant in France during World War I, serving in Battery "A" 343d F.A. American Expeditionary Forces. | Sgt MB Goodwin | US Army
11: My Father
12: Above: Alpha McCall, second row, fourth from left, with her graduating class of June, 1911, from Southwestern Territorial Normal School, later Western Oklahoma Teacher's College, Weatherford, OK. Right: Alpha McCall, back row, second from right with an unknown girls group, possibly also from college. Her sister, Uva "Ove" also attended Weatherford, and may be standing in front of her. | My Mother
13: My Father | My Father - Was Cashier at the Spiro Bank - Delivered gasoline - Owned a filling station. | Daddy is on the left | We're not sure where the station was or if Daddy is in the photo
14: I was born When: July 31, 1920 Where: Sparks Hospital, Ft. Smith, AR I was named Paula Ione Goodwin That name was chosen because My father's sister had two good friends he admired: One was name "Paula" and the other "Ione". I weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz. I was told I resembled my father My sister's name: Fances Gaylene Goodwin (married Harold Benson Dane-"Unc") | In the photo to the right, I had climbed into a suitcase my father was packing to go on a business trip. I loved travel from an early age!
15: I Was Born About the day that I was born There is much that I don't know. But here are just a few facts My Mother said were so.
16: As a Baby
17: My first birthday | With my gifts! | Daddy and me, aged 6 months | Me with an older cousin, possibly Elizabeth Goodwin
18: That's me, front row, second from left, in Spiro, OK.
19: As A Young Girl | Life is like a rosebud Waiting to unfold. Each petal is a story Waiting to be told. | - My family lived at Spiro, Oklahoma, until August, 1932, when we moved to Poteau, Oklahoma. - I went to elementary school (grades 1-7) at Spiro, grades 8-12 at Poteau High School. - As a student I was a National Honor Society student, assistant editor of the "Static," the school newspaper, and a member of Glee Club and the debate team. - My ambition was to teach mathematics and foreign language. - At home, I was expected to do much of the housekeeping and either wash or dry the dinner dishes. - My parents were very strict about whom I dated, where I went, and I had a 10:00 p.m. curfew. If I didn't get home by 10:00, my father came after me. - My Father taught me to value honesty, hard work, Christian principles and urged me not to be a "nagging" wife. - My Mother taught me to value family life, Christian morals, Bible study, education and hard work. - What I loved most about my Father was his gentleness, capacity to love people and serve God. - What I loved most about my Mother was her willpower, Bible knowledge, and ability to adapt to life situations - no matter how difficult. - My teenage years were happy, protected, loved and busy.
20: As a Girl "My Favorite..." | Song: "Always" and "I'll Be Seeing You" Movie: Gone with the Wind Actor: Clark Gable Actress: Bette Davis Book: "In His Steps" Subject in school: Math and foreign language Radio Program: Amos `n Andy Season: Fall Friend: Alma Garrett Vacation spot: Falls Creek Baptist Assembly (Davis, OK) Holiday: Christmas Flower: Lilac Color: Blue Sport: Football (spectator) (A fond memory we have of Nana was of her loyalty and enthusiasm - win or lose - for her precious Houston Oilers, not that she didn't yell at them if they weren't playing their best!) Food: Sweets - any kind (Nana treated herself to a chocolate covered cherry each Christmas, dark chocolate of course!)
21: As a Young Girl
22: Frances (left) and me
23: As a Young Woman | - I was graduated from Poteau High School as valedictorian in May, 1937. - After I finished high school, I went to Tulsa Business College. (My father's health failed in early 1937, so I couldn't go to college.) - I worked as a secretary and receptionist to Drs. Earl and Orville Woodson at Woodson Hospital in Poteau, OK. In the summer of 1941, we moved to Oklahoma City, where I worked as secretary to Dr. Wm. K. Ishmael at Bone and Joint Hospital - McBride Clinic. - On weekends, I sewed, read, did my nails and got ready for church on Sunday. - The fashion rage at the time was: two-piece bathing suits and pants outfits were just becoming popular for women. - I started to date at the age of fourteen. - I met your Grandfather at Baptist Young People's Union at Olivet Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK. - His full name: Raymond Earl Fisher Jr. - His birthday: February 11, 1918. - His heritage was hard work, strong family life, Christian living.
24: As a Young Woman | - Our first date was February 14, 1942 (Valentine's Day.). I had sent him a birthday card that week (it was the only one he received) and he called me for a movie date. - His age when we met was twenty-three. - He lived at 709 NW 12th, but was in the Air Force at Will Rogers Field. - I lived at 1216 N. Francis. | Me and Ray (back row, left) with the Training Union class from Olivet Baptist Church, Oklahoma City. | - He earned his living as secretary and chief clerk in the base supply division. - I liked him because he was a Christian (and a Baptist) and we had a lot of common interests. - Grandfather said he liked me because I was industrious, smart, loyal, affectionate and a Christian. - When we dated, we liked to go to church, out to eat (I usually paid), and to movies and parties.
25: Our courtship lasted almost a year from February 14, 1942 to January 2, 1943. We were engaged on Thanksgiving Day, 1942. | My Engagement | When your Pampa proposed he said, "Now that that's settled, why don't we get married?" (I had not liked the way his mother bossed me around when we were with his parents.) | When I told my parents they were very pleased. They thought they were stuck with an "Old Maid".
26: My Wedding Day | Pampa and I were married on January 2, 1943 at 7:30pm in Olivet Baptist Church, OKC | "I wore a white gown and fingertip length veil." | Our most memorable wedding gift was a beautiful table cloth (embroidered, cutwork) and napkins. | My most vivid memory of my wedding day is that the army photographer never found the church, so we didn't have any wedding pictures.
27: "After the wedding, we had a reception in the parlor of the church."
28: My First Year of Marriage | After we married we traveled to Tulsa, OK | When Pampa and I were first married we lived in his parents home at 1729 N.W. 12th, OKC. The Fishers lived in Tulsa at the time. We lived there for 7 years. | My fondest memory of the first home we owned is the birth of Judith Ann. When the pastor came to see the new baby, Earl told him, "She doesn't have any talking teeth!" (1947) | "As a wife I tried to be loyal, faithful, a good housekeeper, a fair cook and the best mother I knew how to be." | "When we took trips, we liked to go to different places by automobile, visiting family members along the way." | Pampa's job was Secretary to District Engineer of Sohio Petroleum Company at the West Edmond Field (after World War II). After we married I continued to work at Oklahoma City Air Depot (Midwest City) until I was five months pregnant with Earl.
30: Your Grandfather and I Through the Years
31: Your Grandfather
32: Your Grandfather
33: Your Grandfather's Family Left: his mother, Altha Louella Hamman, 1890-1957, and her parents, Adam Hindman Hamman, 1868-1945 and Annie Pierce, 1871-1900. Right: his father, Raymond Earl Fisher, 1894-1968, and his parents, Dessie Abbott, 1870-1951, and Orlystes F. Fisher, 1866-1936.
34: Your Mother Was Born.... | On September 23, 1955 at Medical Center Hospital, Tyler, TX. We lived on Dixie Drive, about 5 miles west of Tyler. | Her full name was Nancy Kay Fisher, but we called her "Nan". From the moment we knew I was expecting her, we called her Nancy because we liked the name so much!
35: Hie to the market, Jenny came trot Spilt her buttermilk every drop; every drop And every dram Jenny came home with an empty can. (Our Nana loved to bounce babies on her knee as she sang this tune - Christy.) | She had brown eyes and hair from the moment she was born and I thought she resembled me! | She weighed 8 pounds. When I took her to church, our church friends said, "put her down and let her walk!" | Your Mother as a Baby
36: Your Mother Growing Up | Her favorite toy was a bath toy - a turtle. Her first word was "mine!" She came home to her big brother Raymond Earl Fisher, III & Judith Ann Fisher | I still smile when I think about the time she fell off the seesaw at nursery school and got two black eyes. (Thanks, Mom! - Nancy) | Schools she attended were: Bellaire Methodist - Kindergarten Jack `N Jill School - 1st Grade Lovett Elementary Meyerland - 2nd ~ 6th Grade Johnston Junior High - 7th & 8th Grade CyFair High, Cypress TX - 9th Grade Stigler High School - 10th ~ 12th Grade
37: Your mother was an excellent student! She showed such talent in music (piano & voice). She also had excellent creative writing and English skills! She enjoyed painting, rug hooking and reading as well!
38: Your Parents
39: K..K..K.. Katie, beautiful Katie You're the only G..G..G.. girl that I adore When the M..Moon shines over the cow shed I'll be waiting at your K..K..K..Kitchen door | Christy, me, Drew and Katie at Honor Heights Park | Me and Amanda
40: Nana's Story - To Be Continued.....