S: The Life of Ramona Houser
1: This is how the story begins....
2: Ramona's Parents | Velma & Crates
3: Married on January 19, 1929
4: Peggy on the front porch.
5: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers | Peggy & Spot
7: My Family Laverne, Eileen,Charles, Georgia & Ramona
8: Our Family Vacation in Canada | Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
9: Tootie & Peggy at 4-H
11: Tootie & Peggy
12: Ramona Perry, daughter of Crates May, of the Winter Street Works, poses with the cake that won her the baking championship at the 4-H Fair. That's a devil's food cake, boys, and she really baked it.
13: Above, Don Emenhiser and Laverne May (that's right, she's also the daughter of Winter Street's Crates May) are crowned Kind and Queen of the 4-H fair by Merrill Johnson, President of the Fort Wayne Lions Club.
14: The Martin Family
15: Saint Thérse of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face, born Marie-Franoise-Thérse Martin, was a French Carmelite nun. She is also known as “The Little Flower of Jesus“. She felt an early call to religious life and overcoming various obstacles became a nun at 15. After nine years as a Carmelite religious, the last eighteen months suffering with tuberculosis died at the age of 24. The impact of her posthumous publications, including her memoir The Story of a Soul, made her one of the greatest saints of the 20th century. Pope Pius XI called her the star of his pontificate; she was beatified in 1923, canonised in 1925, declared co-patron of the missions with Francis Xavier in 1927, and named co-patron of France with St. Joan of Arc in 1944. Devotion to Saint Thérse has developed around the world. Therese of Lisieux is one of the patron saints of the missions, not because she ever went anywhere, but because of her special love of the missions, and the prayers and letters she gave in support of missionaries. This is reminder to all of us who feel we can do nothing, that it is the little things that keep God's kingdom growing. Our family is a descendant of her. | Marie-Franoise-Thérse Martin January 2, 1873-September 30, 1897
16: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson | to the Graduate | Graduation of 1954 | Graduation of 1954
18: Ted May officially became a Chicago Cub on Saturday morning and held a little celebration at the Holiday Inn on Keith Street. Ted was joined in the celebration by his Mother and Father. Mr. & Mrs. Bud Ma; by his sisters, Robin, Myra, & Mona & Steve Lewis; by Cleveland State's Jim Cigliano and Steve Longley and by Pete Collins. The forever Cleveland High and Cleveland State baseball star will report to the Cubs in March. | Signing Reunion
19: Mom adored her brother, Bud.
21: Aunt Tootie
23: Our Wedding Day June 2, 1956
24: Mrs. Glenn Houser | The Jane Addam's Society
27: They Serve - These women are among the many Jane Addams Society who are working toward making their fashion event a success. They are. left to right, Mrs. Robert Immel, Mrs. Elleen Wall, Mrs. Glenn Houser and Mrs. Ben Herndon.
29: The Heidenreich's
31: Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you! | The Bouthot's
32: The Housers
35: The Slaytons
37: Darling Mother | Our | To Our Dear Mother, In a lifetime we will never find another, who will love us as unconditionally as you have. We are truly blessed to not only have you as our mother but as our soulmate. One who can see through our smile to know we are hurting. Who will do just about anything to see us happy, even if it means keeping silent whilst performing little deeds in the background. One whose fervent prayers have kept us safe from harm or sickness. We have so much to learn from you. We are always in awe when we witness your generosity, and your kindness to those in need. Thank you so much for all your love and sacrifice, you are ‘Heaven Sent’ and you are our inspiration. Love, Laura. Tami, Donnie, & Vicki