The Young Bride That Led the Way

o brideMy Aunt and her love, Felix, left home early in life (Wisconsin to California to Oregon). Her wedding picture at 17 years of age is on display next to her wedding gown. 

wed gown
Maybe you recall the gown was stored in a cedar chest in the party room downstairs. Hard to sell it…but it was snatched up in seconds. I hope they stopped to really look at that young bride.

My Aunt led the way, leaving the abusive homestead. They ventured toward opportunity. My mom left home behind her, running away in the night to Chicago, then to California and following to Oregon. Teenagers finding their way West in the 1930’s and 40’s. 


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