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A Nebraska Farm Girl in Puerto Rico, 1940
Even the drive from the hotel in San Juan to a home in
Arecibo intrigued Virginia. The ride in a car with two other teachers cost her
$1.00, but she had to send her trunk and another bag by express, so she was
expecting a bill for that, too. The road, lined...
A Nebraska Farm Girl in Puerto Rico, 1940
A Nebraska Farm Girl in Puerto Rico, 1940
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Virginia in Puerto Rico: On the Boat and In the City
On Thursday, 15 August 1940, my dad’s sister, Virginia Troutman,
age 24, “bid Miss Liberty ‘Goodbye’ promptly at 5:00 o’clock,” two hours later
than scheduled, 1 from
the deck of the ship SS Borinquen, 2 a
passenger liner built in the United States in 1931....
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A Farm Girl in New York City: VirginiaT., 1940
After Virginia’s stressful experience with her first
teaching job, she went back to Nebraska State Normal School and Teacher’s
College at Wayne 1 where
she lived in Pile Hall 2 with a good friend, Irene Dangberg. 3 She
needed to further her education and pr...
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A Letter: Stories of Homesteading
Letters. For many years after I married, I used to spend Sunday afternoons writing letter to my parents 500 miles away and to my siblings scattered here and there.
Regularly, for years, my aunts and my mother penned letters to each other. My
mother kept all...
A Letter: Stories of Homesteading
A Letter: Stories of Homesteading
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Aunt Virginia Versus the School Board
My Aunt Virginia was no less adventurous than her sister,
Neville—maybe a bit more so. Fall, 1934. After only one year at Nebraska State Teacher’s
College, Wayne, Virginia took a teaching position at a small country school in
Wayne County—District 63, a sch...
Aunt Virginia Versus the School Board
Aunt Virginia Versus the School Board
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Gay Nedd: Fourth Marriage and Later Life
For previous posts about Mrs. Nedd see "Who Was Mrs. Nedd? ," "Mrs. Nedd's Second Marriage," and " Gaynelle Moritz Nedd Marries a Third Time ." We left Gaynelle in Houston, Texas, married to Paul B. Wagenseller to whom she had been married about 14 years. T...
Gay Nedd: Fourth Marriage and Later Life
Gay Nedd: Fourth Marriage and Later Life
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Gaynelle Moritz Nedd Brown Marries a Third Time
The first two parts of Mrs. Nedd's story were posted previously. If you need to catch up with the story, go to "Who Was Mrs. Nedd?"   and "Mrs. Nedd's Second Marriage" .   Brief overview: Gaynelle Moritz, age 16 (she claimed she was 19) married
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Mrs. Nedd's Second Marriage
The first part of Mrs. Nedd's story was posted last week. If you haven't read it, go to "Who Was Mrs. Nedd?" Brief overview: Gaynelle Moritz, age 16 (she claimed she was 19) married Earl Joseph Nedd, age 22, in Davenport, Iowa on 15 July 1907. She filed for...
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Who was Mrs. Nedd?
Sometimes my curiosity lures me down rabbit holes, you might
say. A name pops up in a letter: “Mrs. Nedd,” Aunt Neville’s employer and
landlady in Denver. “I like the lady we work for,” Neville had written . 1 Who
was this lady? I had to find out. The 1940 ...
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Neville Goes to Denver
Noon, 18 June 1939, Denver, Colorado Neville, c. early 1930s. Neville sat at a small table in her basement apartment
writing a letter to her sister Virginia Troutman back home in Winside, Nebraska. She had
been describing the drudgery of her work. There mus...
Neville Goes to Denver
Neville Goes to Denver
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