Birthday Memories: Sister Carol

I fondly remember the birthdays I celebrated as a child, especially in Tomahawk, Wis. They were always important in our family life. We usually had a party and could invite some friends and cousins to mark the special day. Here are two remembrances from those days:

1) Photo: September 14, 1944 when I was 3 years old. We had a party in my backyard. You can see the birthday cake in the background. All my cousins were there and we had a great time. The only sadness that day was that my dad couldn’t be with us. He was overseas as part of the post D-Day movement of American troops across Europe.

2) Newspaper clipping from the Tomahawk Leader (weekly town newspaper) for the week of September 18, 1950. My Aunt Mayme Whipperfurth submitted this item to share that my birthday celebration had taken place. It was not unusual in our small town newspaper where even minutes of our Girl Scout meetings were printed.

“The ninth birthday anniversary of Carol Thresher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Thresher, was celebrated Monday afternoon. Carol’s guests were Monica Rose, Judy Pickett, Mary Cull, Judy Bourgeois, Toni Ungerer, Diane Kuehling, Judy Hildebrand, Maureen and Kathleen Stiff, Patsy Bauer, Mary Stiff and Tommie Thresher. After games were played and prizes and favors were awarded, supper was served.”


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