Ila had the idyllic childhood. She grew up on a farm in Kansas. She loved to tell me stories about picking berries. They'd eat as they picked and would get a stomach ache before they were done.
|Ila on the left, her sister Theo Dora on the right.|
|I guess they picked fruit so much, they had their pictures taken in their work clothes.|
|Sam and Maude (I think this is their wedding picture.)|