Who Was “Auntie Pearl?”

Marion and Helen stayed with “Auntie Pearl” in LaGrange, Illinois where they attended and graduated from Lyons Township High School. “Auntie Pearl” was Louise Pearl Burnside and daughter of Marcus Terry Burnside and Maude Taliaferro Cranston who was some 14 years older than her younger brother, Christopher “Doc” Cranston. Marcus and Maude married in 1883.when […]

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The Preston and Marion Cranston Painter Family ~ 1963

As Dick Painter said, “Mom had anticipated this photo and wanted everything just right. Everyone had just the right clothes notice.  Dan and Mary had tried using hydrogen peroxide and their hair was a little light colored.  Ned did it and had me try it too.  Our hair turned out an awful looking red so […]

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Bad Man’s Butter!

When Marion, Helen, Bill and Tip lived with Giles and Nellie Campbell at (I think) the Shaw place, Helen, Bill and Tip were playing down by the Grand River.   One of them had to go to the bathroom (#2) . . . . went . . . and then covered the “stuff” with dirt. […]

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