Lucile Daniels Kirby>UIS Collection K-M>UIS Collection K-M, Segment 2


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Recalls childhood in Kansas City. Caught diphtheria walking home from school. Lived near a dressmaker. Children's clothes were made by parents, or a dressmaker. Dressmaker sent her a clothes catalogue while she was sick and she made paper dolls from it. Describes living around the corner from Jesse James's mother & notes father seeing Jesse James. Father kept a horse named Daisy and a trap. Recalls going to Troost Park on Saturdays and listening to Sousa's band. Describes "shoot-the-shoots" boat rides in Kansas City. When visiting grandparents she would put on their old glasses and run through the orchard. Grew apples in the orchard which are not grown now, and never sprayed for pests. Recalls the Old Salem Chautauqua, the second largest Chautauqua in the US next to the mother Chautauqua in New York. Had a campground, 5000-6000 people in the audience, and speakers such as Senator Gore and William Randolph Hearst, and the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle of people who studied history and crafts.