Sunday, August 19, 2012
Sentimental Sunday: Grandma Ada Parker's Grange Mementos
On September 7, 1944, my great grandmother, Ada Steen Parker, received this certificate from the Erie County Pomona Grange No. 78, in honor of her thirty years of continuous membership. The certificate was signed by William H. Ortzel and Mrs. Mae Graves. Both my great grandparents, Roy and Ada Parker, were appeared in the group photo of members of the Perkins Grange in the fall of 1950 when the Perkins Grange dedicated their new building on South Campbell Street in Erie County, Ohio. (The picture was featured in the October 24, 1950 issue of the Sandusky Register Star News.) I am not sure if Grandma Ada or my mom, Joyce Parker Orshoski, added the x's to mark where Grandma and Grandpa Parker appeared in the Grange group.
The Perkins Grange was a big part of the lives of Grandma and Grandpa Parker.