Amarilla was not involved with Alexander’s estate but she was kept busy with grandchildren. During Alexander’s probate process Grace gave birth to Miriam in January of 1906 and the following year she gave birth to another granddaughter.
The new baby was Edna Lorraine McDonald born on the 28th day of March, 1907. Grace and Ronald were living in International Falls at the time.
Edna was better known to all as Eddie. I do not have any baby pictures of Eddie. This is the earliest photo that I have.
You can find out more about Eddie by going to the blog: The Man Who Lived Airplanes. You will find the link on the right side of this blog. There are a lot of fun items shared from Eddie’s “Collection of Junk,” scrapbook on that blog.
Eddie was destined to become a nurse. She graduated in 1928 from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane. She worked her whole life as a nurse. Eddie loved the water so she headed to Seattle after 1930 and settled there on what is called Alki Beach and it would be her home for the remainder of her life.
She liked bright colors and prints so it is too bad we don’t know the colors of her dress in the picture below. She might have made the dress herself. Here she is preparing our Christmas Eve dinner a tradition in the family.