Tip and Charlie Discuss Pranks

This video was taken about two months before Tip died – and, incidentally, about a month before Marcia died. It was taken over a luncheon at the Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn, Illinois by Georg Mauer. Also on the video is a bit of coverage of Andreas Mauer’s graduation – speech given by […]

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Tip’s Story – Introduction by John Ashford ~ 2003

These pages are scanned from “Tip’s Story” written by John Ashford ~ 2003 They cover a lot of fun things about his early life and his memories – these are how he is communicating with us! All stories can be found by going to the MENU bar and clicking on “Tip’s Story.” Sidney “Tip” Melby All […]

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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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Tip Gets Lost!

Sometime around 1980, Tip was visiting us in Chicago. He had come to Chicago to watch a handball tournament in the northern suburbs – so we let him use our car.   We were waiting for him to come home that evening, and he didn’t arrive until about an hour after he thought he would […]

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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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