Down Memory Lane with Thelma & Phyllis...What A Trip!

Thelma and Phyllis were students at Exira High School when this photo was taken. It was a cold winter day as noticed by their coats and scarves as well as patches of snow. 

It possibly could have been on this same day 73 years ago...February 11, 1942.  The camera was Phyllis' and the picture taker was the other Phyllis who made up the 'Threesome Best Friends'.

Thelma and Phyllis were country girls.  They finished the last grade offered at country school and to attend high school they had to find lodgings in town.  Phyllis wanted to become a teacher like her sister, and the plan was by the time she graduated from high school, the 'Normal Certificate' would be attached to her diploma. 
Thelma (on the left) came from a musical family and soon found her place in the Exira High School Choir.  Phyllis remembered how beautifully her tall friend sang 'Drink Only To Thine Eyes' and in the next minute would be singing silly rounds of ...

Thanks Phyllis for sharing your memories of my Mother. 
In Memory of
Thelma Irene Klemish Pittman
February 11, 1927 ~ December 13, 2013


Cranberry Morning said...

What a wonderful post! Those huge plaids were so popular in the 1940s. I remember my mom still had her large-plaid jacket in the 1950s. It was the most unflattering thing, but people didn't throw things away just because they were no longer unfashionable. That's a great photo!

Joanne said...

great photo and story salute. The name Thelma just hits that era.

Ann said...

Very sweet picture of girlfriends. Love when we get tidbits of information from those closest. Such cute clothes too.

Sue McPeak said...

Thank-you, I love writing posts about my mother and her part in the Greatest Generation. So true that so many during those years Mended and Made Do with more than their clothes. Thanks for commenting.

Sue McPeak said...

Thanks Joanne...everyone called my mother Thel. Her middle name was Irene and when she married my Dad her initials were TIP. Always thought that was funny.

Sue McPeak said...

Phyllis and my Mother, Thelma, stayed close throughout their lives. Phyllis is left to tell so many good stories about their years of friendship and share some photos from her albums. I will be sharing more of them, so stay tuned. Glad to see your Mom is doing well.

Wendy said...

I'm glad this wasn't a stroll down memory lane with Thelma and Louise. Thelma and Phyllis had a much better story to tell.


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