Amarilla added to her duties as grandmother with another grandchild.
This grandchild was Miriam Audrey Amarilla McDonald. Miriam was born the 15th of January 1906 in International Falls where her parents Grace (Barclay) and R.S. McDonald had moved. She was baptized on February 4, 1906 under the name Maria. Her godfather was John McDonald and godmother was Mrs. McDonald. I think the sponsors were R.S.’s brother and wife.
I have no baby pictures of Miriam. Most of the photos start when she was about 3 or 4 years old.
Miriam has been featured in her brother Keith’s blog “The Man Who Lived Airplanes.” You can find the link to this blog on the right side panel of this blog. Just put Miriam in the search engine of that blog and you will find lots of articles and pictures of her and her family. I found about 10 posts.
Miriam is very important, because she was the one that got the writer of this blog and the others interested in the family genealogy. In about 1967 she sent me six pages of typewritten notes on our family. Later I was to find more and it eventually became about nine pages. I am greatly indebted to Miriam for these notes and have shared them on this blog and the one mentioned above.
This photo above is one of my favorites of her. She never married but had a long good life traveling to many places in the world, teaching ninth grade English for years at Franklin High School in Yakima. She was devoted to her family up to the very end. Oh, she made the best Pecan pie ever…!