Mary recently (… 8 months is recent isn’t it?) showed me this booklet that our grandmother, Minnie Sutton, had created for our grandfather, Arthur. Based on the last two pages, I’m guessing this was done some time between 1920 and 1923. His birthday was in August, so perhaps a birthday present. I’m guessing this time frame because the last picture shows 2 kids. Helon (this is not a typo. Dad told me multiple times that her name was spelled with an ‘o’ not ‘e’), their second child, was born on December 22, 1919. Leldon, the third child, was born in August 1923.
For reference points it appears that they got married on January 18, 1914. That would make Minnie 14 years old; one month shy of 15. Arthur was 18 1/2.
The booklet has a page that says, “The first quarrel”. It must have been some kind of quarrel if she had to mention it in the booklet. I’ve included the earliest family photo that I have. It has Minnie, Arthur, and Afton. That is a boy in that picture. My guess is the first quarrel had something to do with the way that kid was dressed.
Click the link below. It is a PDF file.