1929 - This photo was probably taken in the summer of 1929 and Verna Mae wrote on the back of the photo: "Mother, Frankie, Verna, Mae, Inez and Junior." Kathleen Staten told Bill that mom and her family moved from the Killwinning, Missouri area in December 1924. Bill is sure that "mother" is Lurena Taylor Staten (our grandfather, Chalmer's mother) who had traveled with her daughter, Frankie (Uncle Bennett's wife) from Missouri to visit and see her grandson, Chalmer Murry Staten, Jr. in Kansas. So the people in the picture are from left to right, Verna Mae Staten, Frankie Staten Bennett holding Junior (born about June 1929), Inez, Grandmother Lurena Staten, and "Mae" (our mother) holding the dog she called "Pup." Bill is guessing that this house was in the Williamsburg, Kansas area because he has one of Mom's high school report cards for 1928-29 from Williamsburg High School in Franklin County. Bill also has a May 4, 1926 6th grade report card for mom in an elementary school in district 70 of Franklin County. Grandfather George Bechtel (Verna's father) lived near Baldwin City, Kansas in Douglas County. Bill believes Verna and Chalmer followed grandfather George Bechtel to Kansas when he moved from the Killwinning, Missouri area. Grandmother Lurena died in 1931. Also, notice the outside entry to the "basement" or "root cellar" with a dirt floor but a place to go when tornadoes appeared. This basement was probably like the one we had at our 1276 South Pennsylvania Street house in Denver in 1940.