11 March 2009

Expenses - Hotel Lincoln Watertown, S.D.

.50 - Storage on car
3.00 - Shoes Roger
2.00 - Shoes Gertrude
1.90 - gas 15 gal
.40 - oil 1qt
.20 - Candy
1.75 - gas 10 gal
.20 - oil 1 qt
.35 - lunch
.82 - gas 5 gal
1.25 - license
2.00 - preacher
2.00 - room
.32 - show
1.12 - Supper & misc
.85 - gas 5 gal
.30 - oil 2 qt
.31 - Breakfast
2.35 - gas - 15 2/3

This list was written in Hotel Lincoln stationary and records the expenses associated with Roger & Gertrude's trip to get married. Remember they eloped, Gertrude was still in High School at the time.

Marriage Certificate

Certificate of Marriage
State of South Dakota
County of Codington

I hereby Certify, That on the 29th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and 35 at Waterloo in said County, I, the undersigned, a Lutheran Pastor did
join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, according to the laws of this State,
Roger G. Hamstreet of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minn and
Gertrude Christianson of Minneapolis, County of Hennepin, State of Minn
H. A. Okdale
Witnesses: Waldemar Harang, Esther Oklale

07 February 2009

Bessie Wolcott Hamstreet & Roger

This photo is of Bessie Hamstreet and her oldest son Roger. Roger looks like he could be about 2 years old.

I love the clothes Bessie is wearing. Notice all the buttons. She and Roger are wearing hats and Bessie is holding gloves. Did you notice the style of children wearing white?

05 February 2009

Tyra Christianson

This is a picture taken in 1924. Tyra Christianson is with her children Myrtle, Roy & Gertrude. This photo was taken about 2 years before her husband Christ died.

Tyra was a talented seamstress and probably made much of the family's clothing. I can't imagine dressing young children in white clothing, but that was the style in the 1920's. Don't you just love the bob hair cuts. What a cute family!

08 January 2009

Christmas in Birmingham, Alabama

We lived in Birmingham, Alabama in a two story rented home in the outskirts of town on a large piece of property, where we had a cow named Dolly and lots of chickens. I was in second grade. Our landlady lived in part of the upstairs. She told us we could chop down one of the trees in the back of the property for our Christmas tree. Robert and I thought it would be great to have a children’s tree and a family tree, so we went out back and found a really small pine tree (maybe two feet tall) and chopped it down. We were so excited. Mom was so upset when she discovered what we had done. She said this would have to be the family tree since we could only chop one down. So, I guess that is the smallest tree we ever had for Christmas.
Judy Hamstreet

05 January 2009

Roger George Hamstreet

These are a couple photos of Roger George Hamstreet and his maternal grandmother.