Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Fearless Females

It's Saturday Night, 
time for more Genealogy Fun!!

For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I challenge you to:

1)  The month of March is for celebrating and honoring the "fearless females" in our families.  See Lisa Alzo's list of prompts for this year at .

2)  The prompt for today is:  "March 7 — Share a favorite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family."

If that prompt doesn't work for you, select another one from the list.

3)  Share your "Fearless Female" story on your own blog, in a comment on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook or Google+.  Be sure to link back to your post in a comment on this blog post.

Here's mine:

I'm going to pick another prompt, since I don't have favorite recipes from my mother and grandmothers.  My prompt choice is:

March 12 — Working girl: Did your mother or grandmother work outside the home? What did she do? Describe her occupation.

1)  My mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002) worked outside the home as an unmarried woman and early in her marriage before children arrived.  She graduated from San Diego State College in June 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art.  Starting in the fall of 1940, she taught Art and English at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in San Diego for at least two years, perhaps three.  

After she married my father in July 1942, she worked at Rohr Aircraft Company as a secretary to the Chief of Engineering.  Then I came along in October 1943.  My father went in the U.S. Navy in August 1944 and I think my mother went back to teaching in September 1944 at Memorial Junior High School in San Diego.  She was living with her parents at the time, and they supervised little Randy's life.  

After World War II ended, my brother Stanley came along in September 1946 and she had her hands full with two small children, a husband looking for work, and an apartment to manage.  

After that, I don't think that she worked outside the home.  

2)  My maternal grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), worked outside the home in the 1925-1940 time frame, at Marston's Department Store in downtown San Diego.  She was a saleslady according to the San Diego City Directories.  My grandfather worked at Marston's also.  

3)  My paternal grandmother, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver, was the organist and occasional choir director at several churches in the Leominster, Massachusetts area in the 1920 to 1960 time period.  

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GeneGinny said...

The only recipe we ever had from my mother's mother was for something called Bishop's Bread. My sister and I made it a lot during our "tween" years. It was basically a coffee cake with a crumb topping. Unfortunately, neither of us has a copy of the recipe nor have we been able to replicate it in the last 40+ years.

Anonymous said...

I revamped my old study abroad blog for SNGF! Here are my first Fearless Females posts: