My Mother Nellie was born there. Doctors were not too common delivering babies so Grandma put a pallet behind the cook stove and delivered her there by herself. Grandpa was working out of town and when he came back Grandma had named her baby girl Nellie Louise and Grandpa said "I don't like that name so we'll call her Dorothy".
Nellie Louise (aka Dorothy) 11-8-1926 Fairfax, Oklahoma
Ruby Maria 12-23-1928 Norwood, Missouri
Ernest Lee 12-19-1931 Tulare, California
Eugene Roy 1-28-1935 Tulare, California
Wanda Lucille 4-25-1937 Tulare, California
Grandma, Grandpa and Mother left Oklahoma and went back to Norwood, Missouri where Grandpa did farming. My Aunt Ruby Maria was born in Norwood in 1928. Shortly after Ruby was born they picked up stakes and relocated.
California was the place to live then and jobs were suppose to be a plenty. At the time Grandpas two brothers and my grandmas two sisters (who were married to each other) lived in Norwood too. My grandparents, mom, aunt and grandma and grandpas siblings and my grandpas parents all moved to California to start a new life. They loaded up all of their belongings in what my mom calls touring cars and headed for Tulare, California to work in fruit orchards. It took around two months to arrive.
They worked at Tagus Ranch as ranch hands pickin cotton and fruit.
Nellie on the left (my Mother) and Ruby
Mom tells me of a time when Aunt Ruby stuck a caster bean up her nose and they worked all day getting it to come out. Again (no doctors).
Jewell, Nellie and Ruby
From left Ernest, Grandma, Wanda, Nellie, Ruby and Eugene
Ruby, Ernest, Wanda, Eugene and Nellie
Ernest, Ruby, Nellie, Baby Eugene