are some treasures that some of the family
members have discovered among their things.
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the entire document or photos.
you have items like this that we can add
to the web site, please send them to me
and I will add them to this page. Thank
by Ray Latham, this
is a prayer that was written by Chuck
Isaly for Thanksgiving, 1957, when he
was 11 years old.
even recalls that Chuck was sitting in a
dining room chair nearest the front door
as he read it to the family. I canonly imagine
how proud Gramma and Grampa must have been
that he dedicated it to them!
a thoughtful and sincere poem, written in
Chuck's signature neat, tall lettering.
also found this letter, written by Grampa
Isaly to Gramma
Isaly in March, 1936. Ray writes, "This
is an amazing letter that reveals a lot
about Grandpa and Grandma. She was on vacation
with her friends and Aunt Ada in Michigan.
The letter speaks about Uncle Earl,
getting him a hair cut, his chicken coop,
and my Mom (Betty)
using his Plymouth instead of her Ford because
she didn't have any gas. Then he speaks
about an appointment with a woman that was
for 9:00AM but she (characteristically)
didn't show until 2:00PM." (Note
from Ellen: Aunt Ada was actually Ada Martin,
and was not a relative, but she was a close
friend of Gramma's, so so we affectionately
called her "Aunt Ada.")