Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sentimental Sunday: Locket from Morris and Cordelia Johnson

Pictured above is a locket that holds small pictures of my godparents, Morris and Cordelia (Lerch) Johnson.  Here is a picture of the outside of the locket.

Cordelia was my mother's supervisor when she was a young woman, at Periodical Publishers. Cordelia was known as "Corky" by all who knew her well. My parents had us call the Johnsons "Aunt Corky" and "Uncle Morris," though they were not related to us by blood. On more than one occasion, when Mom was sick or in the hospital having a baby, Aunt Corky and Uncle Morris let us stay with them. They were always kind-hearted and made meals for all of us children. Sometimes Aunt Corky and Uncle Morris would take me on overnight trips to see Aunt Corky's son. They were wonderful folks, who worked hard, and opened their home to others quite often. After Aunt Corky died, Uncle Morris re-married a lady named Ann. Morris and Ann still stayed in close touch with Aunt Corky's sister and brother and their spouses. After Uncle Morris died, one day Ann stopped by and gave me this locket. It is something I will always treasure. Morris and Cordelia Johnson are buried at the Catawba Island Township Cemetery in Ottawa County. We all still miss them so!

1 comment:

PalmsRV said...

What a nice tribute to them and how thoughtful of Ann to give you the locket.