In-Dell-ible Memories, a chronicle of her mother Margaret's childhood at the Shady Dell in the early years of the 20th century.
cingly toward the night sky.
the far left with his wife, seven of his
children and extended family on an outing.
Mother is at the center middle, with the large
bow in her hair, in front of her mother. Some
of these family members would have been present
in the house for the cross-burning incident.
Their parents seemed tense
and preoccupied, mostly
letting the girls to
take care of themselves.
Even their playroom in
the attic had been turned
into a bedroom for a tall
stern-faced friend of
their father's named
Ray Baker (left), meaning
they couldn't go there
to escape into fantasy.
Winter Count: Margaret's 2013 Birthday
Happy Birthday, Margaret! Oldest Living Dell Rat Turns 101
Chapter 5: Home Sweet Dell
Chapter 4: Allie's Rats, Pt 2: Margaret's Pig Tale
Chapter 4: Allie's Rats, Pt 1: Hill and Dell
Chapter 3: The House on the Hill
Chapter 2: Margaret is Born...and So Is the Dell
Chapter 1: The Beauty and the Butcher
Introduction: My Shady Dell "Roots"