1957 Telegram

My mother, Harriet Duncan Claycomb, was in Illinois with her father – I don’t know the details of why she was there, but it appears it was at his request.  She’s sending me birthday greetings, updating Dad on her sister Barbara’s plans, and adding a little romantic closing.
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Jeanie’s Birthday

My sister often celebrated her birthday during the Memorial Day weekend, so this is my salute to her birth of 74 years ago.

Do you still get the footprint (and mother's fingerprint) on these today?

Do you still get the footprint (and mother’s fingerprint) on these today?

jean formal 2She was born in Hollywood, California, but I can’t see the advantage of that!!  And she was the firstborn.  And as the youngest, I cannot see great shakes about being the oldest.


Jean and Tom with Dad

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One of Jeanie’s birthday parties. Tom on the left; Jeanie with the dark hair. I know that is an Army blanket they’re sitting on – scratchy!

She was definitely the prettiest.  And had that naturally curly hair that I could only dream of.

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Jeanie with Mom.

She was creative, considerate, lots of fun, and a great older sister.

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Grandpa Claycomb with Jeanie, Lakeside, California.

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Jeanie with Polar, Lakeside, California

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Jeanie’s Senior picture, Grossmont High School, 1956.

Her life was only 53 years long, hardly time to get things figured out.  I’m still working on it for myself.  Miss you, Sis.