Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Life in Milford

Hello Dear Reader,
While the Hall family lived in Milford Grandma (Mary Hall) Carter’s little sister, Carol, was very ill with German measles. Complications set in, followed by pneumonia. Much to the sorrow of the family little Carol died at the age of three. At the same time, Norley, the baby, was seriously ill with blood poisoning. But the Church brought comfort to the family and, through a priesthood blessing, Norley was healed.

Milford was a railroad town; they moved there because Mary’s father, Laning, worked for Union Pacific Railroad. They lived in seven different places in Milford. Their first home was house car right on the tracks. The switch engine bumped them around a lot, usually in the evening just as the family was getting ready to eat. Everyone in the family grabbed something to keep it from tipping over or ran to hold the cupboard doors shut to avoid a major disaster. I can imagine the frustration of Caroline as this happened not just once but on a regular basis. But the family considered it exciting and laughed each time it happened. What a good way to handle a bad situation.
Aunt Genni

1 comment:

Jill said...

How sad to lose a little child like that.
I do love the story about them living in the train car though. What a fun story and a nice reminder to make the best of unpleasant or frustrating situations.