|Mom in her Show Suit|
- Ruth Cameron, my maternal grandmother
- Jane Emery, my mother
- Marion Emery, my paternal grandfather
- Jess Emery, my paternal grandmother
Marion Emery was a very successful businessman, in spite of having a terrible stutter. He started his own businesses on two occasions; one was a radio sales and repair shop which he sold to his partner, and the other was a truck line, which he later sold. He knew quite a few people in the business world, many of them politicians or politically connected. Jess, his wife, was quite a party girl and liked to entertain. Marion's mother was a Temperance woman, but Jess certainly wasn't. She drank martinis, and preferred them dry.
|My Father on Dixie|
When Dixie came back to the stable without me, my poor mother about lost her mind. I gather that she ordered Dad to get on Dixie and go find me, while she saddled up her mare and went out to find her missing offspring. Well, Dad had no trouble finding me, as I was looking all over for Dixie; I couldn't come back without her, and I didn't know that a horse will just run back to the stable, given any choice at all. Especially around feeding time, which is what this was. Mom was very glad to see me riding back, safe and undamaged.
- Jane Emery
- Alma Roper
- Amy-Lou Seymour
- Ann Cameron
Mom blinked at the wrong moment. You would never meet nicer, kinder women than these four, which speaks highly of their upbringing.
|John and Alma Roper|
And that, as they say, is that.