S: Betty's Story
BC: Betty Jean
FC: The Life and Times of Betty Jean
1: Betty Jean Miller was born February 22, 1930, at their family home 8 miles north of Lindsey, MT. | Her Proud parents were Hazel and Frederick Miller.
2: The people who love her the most | Grandma Hannah McCormick | Grandpa Fred McCormick
3: Watch her grow | 1930's
4: Betty's dad was Frederick Miller. He married Hazel McCormick August 18, 1928. Betty was born in 1930 and her sister Marilyn was born June 2, 1933. In 1935 the girls got the measles. Then their dad got the measles and it turned into pneumonia. He was sick for a long time before they took him to the hospital. He was in the Glendive Community Hospital. Everybody was told to go home that night because he was going to be fine. The hospital called in the middle of the night and he had passed away suddenly.
5: Betty, Gil (Hazel's brother), Marilyn, Hazel | Grandpa and Grandma McCormick | After her husband's death, Hazel and her two daughters moved to the farm with her parents. They had nowhere else to go. Fritz's dad, John S Miller, was going to start proceedings to get the two girls from their mother, he didn't want her to raise his son's children. He never started the proceedings and a few years later he was killed in a farm accident. The girls went on to live with their grandparents in the summers and in Glendive in the winter with their Mom for school. They loved the summers and all of the great things they got to do on the farm.
6: Best Friends Forever
7: Betty and Marilyn, Sisters by chance, Friends by choice.
8: Betty's Grandma loved garage sales, yard sales, rummage sales, etc. She used to drag the girls to all of them. One day when Betty was in about the 5th grade, Grandma found a major find, it was a chest of drawers for the girls room. Within a few days the girls were itching like crazy. Lo and behold there were bed bugs in the chest of drawers. They moved everything out of the house except beds and bedding. Then they proceeded to fumigate the house. (The recipe is included!) They had just built a new granary with a cement floor. So they lived in the granary, Grandma even moved her stove into the granary and cooked regular meals and they got to have picnics all of the time. The girls loved to roller skate on that wonderful cement floor. They got to live like this for a couple of months until the bed bugs were all killed. It was a sad day for the girls when they had to move back into the house. | Recipe for killing bed bugs. Get some formaldehyde liquid either at the drug store or at an undertaker. Get some potash. Now get some old cans or cast off dishes, "not glass". open drawers, stretch lines or something to hang bedding on, leave inside doors open. Place a can with formaldehyde about 1/2 cup in each room. Begin upstairs or if all ground floor, to the rear of house, put two teaspoons of potash into each can of formaldehyde. Hurry to the next as a penetrating vapor arises and is dangerous to inhale.
9: Grandpa always listened to the radio to get the war news. Batteries were rationed, therefore listening time was also rationed. However when Grandpa was out in the field, Grandma would listen to her soap operas, when she saw him heading in from the field, she would turn the radio off and continue cooking or cleaning. He never knew why the batteries didn't last very long! | Grandma and Grandpa | Grandpa always said that he had no hair because Grandma hit him over the head with a rolling pin all of the time!
11: Betty and her pals
12: When Grandpa worked in the field, he drove a big green tractor. The girls loved to ride on the fenders of the tractor. When they got into trouble in the house with Grandma, they would run to the field to ride with Grandpa because he would protect them. Marilyn rode on the tractor a lot. | Grandpa spent a lot of time farming in the field behind the house. To call him in for dinner Betty or Marilyn would have to climb up the windmill and wave a white dish towel to get his attention to come and eat.
13: Mother and Daughter
14: dressed for the co-ed
15: Betty in the 40's
17: Betty was good friends with Babe Schram and they were cheerleaders together. When Babe's brother Floyd came home from the Navy there was a spark between him and Betty. Even though there was nearly 6 years difference in their ages, they began to date. Betty never graduated from High School because she wanted to get married to her sweetheart.
18: July 3, 1947
19: Mr & Mrs Schram
20: Robert Floyd Schram November 18, 1948
22: Carolyn Kay Schram February 13, 1951
24: Bob & Carolyn
25: The Schram Family
27: Grandma Hazel | Carolyn
28: Grandpa, Randy, Grandma
29: Kim, Grandma, Grandpa | Grandkids | Masters
32: Randall Wade Schram July 28, 1972 | Kimberlee Shannon Schram June 7, 1974 | Tauni Michelle Zody May 1, 1973 | Tara Sue Zody November 30, 1974 | Trisha Jean Zody November 26, 1977
34: Cole Brennan
35: Great Grandkids | Emily Shaylin | 4 Generations
37: Great Grandkids
38: Cole Christian Schram April 19,1991 | Shaylin Nicole Pohle February 10. 1998 | Brennan Jameson Schram July 4, 1993 | Emily Makenna Schram March 14, 1998 | Nathan Isaac Pohle September 19, 2003 | Alyssa Michelle Pohle November 5, 2005
39: Adrianna Lynn Zody January 11, 1996 | Colton John Ewers April 4, 2003 | Jayla Grace Ewers May 3, 2001 | Aiden Scott Cayko September 21, 2005 | Kailen Kay McDanold November 1, 2007
40: Agate Hunters
41: Cole Randy Bob | Grandma's Rock