Road Trip to Missouri

On this Fourth of July my daughter, grandson, and I arrived in St.Joseph, MO. My mom and dad met and married here.

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This is Francis Street Methodist where they were married.

We drove down Ashland Avenue and found the house where Mom lived when she met Dad.  When I was little, Aunt Julia and Grandma lived in this house.  It has one of those old, elegant wooden staircases and bannister which I loved to slide down.  When it was hot like today and I visited them, we would sleep on the summer porch on the second floor.  This house had a huge back yard where lots of mint grew.  Grandma would make me mint tea with cream.  On the north side then, she grew lots of Lillies6 of the Valley.  When I think of her I remember their heavenly fragrance.

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