My Aunt Doris Lee was born in 1912, she was the wife of my Dad's brother William.
Aunt Doris was an avid reader, at least a book a week, Her favorite place to purchase books was the Salvation Army. I remember one time vividly I was about 14 and staying the day with her. She said "we are going shopping to Macy's on Tracy street". Little did I know that it was the Salvation Army--they lived on Tracy Street. I found "Shepherd of the Hills", a true story of a family that lived in the hills of the Ozark Mountains. I think of this time often.
They had a summer house at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and my parents also did too. The houses were about a block apart. Much of my time was spent with her. Her and my Uncle Bill at one time had a small grocery store in their basement and a small one pump marina for the boats. I used to help her in the store running the cash register. I remember them stocking Jack Sprat peanut butter at the time, I thought it was so funny.
My uncle, dad and few of the other summer dwellers wanted to have a church so they all went together and built a small church on the point and hired a minister. We would go to the cabin every weekend in the summer and went to Sunday School and Church. We would sit in the pews and hear the speed boats flying by and knew we would be out there after lunch.
My Aunt Doris was my Sunday School teacher. Does anyone remember the old flannel boards they would teach the lessons with? Boy what good memories.
I think the flannel board was actually green and we learned all the Old Testament stories and Aunt Doris was a pro at teaching them. These are some characters similar that she would use.
Aunt Doris passed away in 1996, she was 85 and I really miss her smiles, cooking and encouragement.
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