Life of Fern Stoddard Part VI: Engagement to Frank Woodbury – September-October 1952

This week, we get more of the love letters between Frank and Fern, more diary entries from the journal of Maude Dee Porter detailing the events of Fern and Frank’s engagement between September 1952 and their marriage on 10 October 1952. Last week we left off with a letter from Frank to Fern on 28Continue reading “Life of Fern Stoddard Part VI: Engagement to Frank Woodbury – September-October 1952”

The Life of Fern Stoddard Part V: Engagement to Frank Woodbury August 1952

This post will, perhaps, be of most interest to descendants, relatives and friends of Fern Stoddard Woodbury and Frank Woodbury, but beyond the immense value and biographical insight and detail that it provides regarding their lives, it also demonstrates the value of creating and preserving family letters, the value of daily journals, and the insightContinue reading “The Life of Fern Stoddard Part V: Engagement to Frank Woodbury August 1952”

Three Mothers: Part 3 – Annie Maude Dee Porter (1875-1964)

Annie Maude Dee Porter disliked Mothers Day. Her sentiments might have been reflected in the thoughts of Sharon Eubank who on Mother’s Day 2019 stated, “as a middle-aged woman with no kids, I have been by turns annoyed, amused, angry, breathless, and resigned on Mother’s Day,”[1] Eubank goes on to share how through an experienceContinue reading “Three Mothers: Part 3 – Annie Maude Dee Porter (1875-1964)”

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