My husbands grandmother wasn’t concerned about a robbery on that October day in 1930. Rather, she was the proud Mama of a little girl whose pose on a tricycle graced the spot under the headlines.
Thrift With a Smile. That is my late Mother-in-law, Joan (When she grew older she insisted that it be pronounced Jo Ann.) She was a very pretty child who grew up to be a a strikingly pretty woman. She had a bronzed copy of this photo that sat in her living room for all to see. I’m not sure what became of her cherished item. Her daughter (my sister in law) may have claimed it – an unfortunate occurrence, as Alzheimer’s has caused her to discard other family heirlooms.
Here is a closer look at Joan. If you open a $1 account, you get $.50 and a bronze bust of Colonel Charles Lindberg.
Just to the left of Joan is an article about the (University of ) Washington Huskies stealing the “siren” that the Oregon Webfoots used as a noisemaker during football rallies. Who, besides me, didn’t know that “Webfooters” is the name Oregon Ducks called themselves seventy years ago?
As for the other headlines? I could pick up a newspaper any day this week and see articles with similar headlines: HUNT FOR GIRL, SIXTY DIE IN MINE, CRISIS COMING TO CITY, SCHUNDLER GOES “SCOTT FREE”, CHARGE BIG POWER “SLUSH” FUND USED.
Eerie, isn’t it?