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BC: On May 7th 1956 our family moved to our present farm homestead. May 20, 1956 was a very sad day for our family. Our baby son, Richard Lee Walsh, passed away. He was only two months old. This book was created with love by Shirley Etheridge February 2014 | Baby Richard March 23 - May 20, 1956

FC: Our Wedding Day October 27, 1947 and Our Home on Maple Lake 1948 - 1956

2: Our Wedding Day October 27, 1947

4: With my new Mother-in-law, Ellen Walsh

5: My sister, Alice,

6: Duane and Donna

7: Mark, John & Jim

11: Rollie, John, Tom, Mark & Bob

14: December 20, 1947 We lived in an apartment in Glenwood from Oct. 1947 to March 1948. Then we moved to Jim's 27 acre farm on the east shore of Maple Lake near Forada, Minnesota | 1939 Ford

15: Our home by Forada | One summer there was a huge snapping turtle on the porch, the dog barked & barked and the kids thought it was very scary!

19: 6 months | Shirley 2/14/1949

28: 19 1949

29: Summer 1951

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33: Summer 1951

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35: Summer 1951

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37: Summer 1951

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39: Summer 1951

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41: Summer 1951

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43: Summer 1951

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45: Summer 1951

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47: Summer 1951

54: Kenny Bobby B.D. 1/16/1952 B.D. 3/10/1954 Age 6 months

56: 6th Birthday Shirley & Bobby I think Ken wants some cake!

57: Shirley attended the country school across the road. Ron and Elaine would wait at the end of the driveway for her to get out of school.

60: Childhood Memories This was our first home, we all arrived at this house as newborn babies. Our early childhood milestones were celebrated here, We took our first steps and learned to walk and talk and we all had the chickenpox right here in this house. With the lake shore on one side and the gravel pit on the other side of the property it was a great place to explore and play. Ron and I roamed freely from the lake shore to the gravel pit and each child joined our adventures as they got older. We had a lot of fun and got into a bit of trouble now and then. One day we found a small lizard, we thought it was a tiger because it had stripes so we put it in tin can and took it home to show Mom. She said, "No, that's a lizard not a tiger and no, you can't keep it." The gravel pit was a great place to explore. Birds made holes in the walls and built their nests. We were able to reach some of them and take the baby birds out and pet them. We always put them back but Mom explained that the Momma bird probably didn't like that and might even kick the baby out so we quit doing that. There were a lot of turtles around the gravel pit and one day we found a turtle's nest. Curiosity got the best of us and we broke an egg to see what was inside of it. When we found a tiny turtle inside we broke a few more to see if there were turtles in them too. Mom was not pleased when we told her about that! Curiosity got us into more trouble when we wondered what flat rocks would look like. We thought we could put rocks on the railroad tracks and the train would flatten them. We carefully lined up the rocks and then ran up the hill to watch the train go by. After the train passed we looked for our rocks but couldn't find them so we tried it again and again. Finally the railroad sent someone out to discuss the situation with Mom and Dad and that was the end of that!!! We had a lot fun playing in the haymow and one summer we noticed a pigeon building a nest in the haymow door. It wasn't much of a nest, just a few twigs loosely arranged. She laid her egg and we climbed up there every day and watched it. The pigeon didn't seem to mind having us around so when the egg hatched we tamed the little bird and it became our pet. Climbing around and exploring the barn was another fun activity. We found a way to climb out on the lean to roof on the lake side of the barn. The roof was corrugated metal, it was kind of rough and not at all slippery but it was the closest thing we had to a slide. We would climb up there and go"sliding" once in awhile which made some fisherman very nervous. They finally decided to tell Mom and Dad what we were doing and, once again, that was the end of that.! These are my favorite memories of this very special place. Shirley, February 2014

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