LINDERMAN FAMILY REUNION, Bend, San Saba, Texas, about 1995. Cousins, Bill and Becky Burgess’s ranch. Good times. Mother and Lou were still around. Mother and Daddy (Leroy Frederick) had six wonderful children.
(back row) Brenda and Michelle Frederick, Joseph Frederick, Kristopher Hyden, Sally Tudor, Fran and Karl Frederick,Phyllis and Danny Hyden
(second row) Phil and Tricia Harrod, Keli Vanderford, Sarah Moore, Daniel Hyden (third row) Joseph Frederick, Jean and Louis Mancill
(front row seated) Mathew Frederick, Alton Moore, Justin Vanderford, Jason Fallin, Johnathan Frederick, and Drew Vanderford
I always think of Mother on Mother’s Day. She left a long, legacy of love, she did not always have it so good. She raised six honest, law abiding, American Patriots. Mother taught us to have manners and be kind to all. She gave me the love for reading. Mother was born 7 December 1927 in Dubuque, Iowa. Mother had many talents. She knitted, crocheted, sewed, and did needlepoint. She taught me to sew in 1970.
Linderman Homeplace, at 705 W. Third Street, Dububuqe, Iowa still standing in 2012. Great Grandpa Linderman watched every phase of their home being built in 1920. Several generations resided there over the years, from 1920-1968.
Her parents, Harry and Phyl Linderman resided with his father, Edward and Gudrun Linderman during the Great Depression Era. My grandparents made pies to survive. Grandpa Harry Linderman sold pies to help the family survive those hard years. They were blessed to own their home and to have family to help them. They tried to grow their food in their garden.
I visited that home at 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa in 1970, and the house is not that big. Edward, Gladys, Shirley, and Roy Nelson, Jr. and Sr. resided there until 1930. Harry, Phyl, and four girls, Yvonne, Billie, Jean, and Patsy Linderman resided there until 1930. Mother survived the “Cold War”, the “Depression”, World War II, Hurricanes, Floods, Divorce, Death, and Disease.
“The Great Depression lasted from 1929 to 1939, and was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. It began after the stock market crash of October 1929, which sent Wall Street into a panic and wiped out millions of investors.” source: The Great Depression
Young boys waiting in kitchen of city mission for soup which is given out nightly. Dubuque, Iowa. April 1940. Photographer: John Vachon. For millions, soup kitchens offered the only food they would eat.
Children in Iowa eating their Christmas dinner of turnips and cabbage. From The 1930s And 40s Will Hopefully Open Your Eyes To A Different Time