Hi Frank (I think your grandma Ruby called you and your sister Frankie and Kimmie?....am I right?
Yep, you are right. Your Grandpa Walt and my dad Randal were brothers. And.....your mom is my godmother! My mom's name is Myrna.
I was just talking with my mom and found at that aunt (your great-aunt) Lucille is turning 90 this weekend. She lives in Walla Walla Washington and I think the last 4 of the Morasch siblings are planning on getting together. She is in a nursing home and her memory comes and goes but she does remember some people. I have visited her a couple of times. She is a kick for a 90 year old woman.
I have read the berry meadow archive and recognize a lot of those names from Endicott. Very interesting and really explains a lot about the people I grew up with in Endicott. I grew up in Endicott and then moved to California in 1984. My husband (Guy) and I live in the Napa Valley. I am the Deputy Court Executive Officer at Napa Superior Court and my husband is a general contractor in the valley. One of my brothers (Kelvin) also lives in the Napa Valley. He does vineyard consulting and winery consulting/construction.
I think the last time that I saw you was at your mom and dad's anniversary at their house in Walnut Creek. It must have been about 18 or 19 years ago. Are they all doing well? How about your sister?
Are you in California as well?
I actually have a family history book that was given to each of the original Morasch sibilings and/or their family at one of the reunions in Endicott years ago. I just pulled it out and there is a section for your family with a picture of you, your sister and then a nice family picture with all of you with your grandparents. I sure loved your grandma and grandpa.
And now another little spin. When I was a little girl in Endicott, my mom worked for your dad's parents (Peggy and Franklin). Your grandmother would
let me play up in the playroom with a special doll she had. It was a Mrs. Beasley doll. I can remember playing with that doll for hours. I also watched SOAP OPERAS with your grandpa Franklin during the lunch hour and once in a while your uncle Jim.
It was nice to connect with you. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Maureen (Morasch) Larsen