1941 - Bill and Murry as the landscapers 1941. This photograph was probably taken sometime in 1941 and Bill titled it "Brotherly Love." Bill remembers chopping weeds with a hoe so maybe that was what we were supposed to be doing before the picture was taken. If it was 1941, Murry was 4 and Bill would be 7 in October. Once again the older sibling gets the good stuff -- check out the little shovel Murry has to chop weeds (or smack Bill) while Bill gets a regulation hoe! Bill likes the pose — do you suppose mom suggested that or was it spontaneous? It also shows what a mess our street was until after the war in about 1947 when sidewalks and asphalt pavement for the street arrived.
We were standing in front of Frank and Wilma Sherman’s house at 2572 South Washington street next to and south of our house at 2566 visible behind us in this image. This photograph showed a better view of the 1938 Plymouth that had hydraulic brakes and the gear shift on the floor.
The Sherman kids were Walter and Nadene. Walt was a year older than Bill and Nadene was the same age as Bill and in the same grade at school. We attended Rosedale Elementary School which was about a seven block walk from our houses. The other kids in the neighborhood included Bobby Daniels and his sister, Becky, the Liston brothers, Tom, Dick and Harry, Roger McNall and his sister, Charleen (?), the Tatman brothers, Bobby and ?, the Lowe sisters Julie and Pat, the Hansen brothers Billy and ?, Larry Peterson, the Houck kids (Tommy and?), Phil Brown, David Kelley, John Prather, Dick and Chuck Woods, Bobby and ? Pelham, Joann and Pat Thompson, Pat and Jerry Miller and the three Fuller brothers (maybe Larry, Curley and Moe?). There were lots of kids walking to school in the mornings and there was always someone available for outdoor playing including batting, throwing and kicking balls, hide and go seek, tag, riding bicycles, etc.