Monday, January 10, 2011

Glade 2: William Lester Glade, Part 4

 Lester, Beverly, and Lucile.

On Monday, [date], a baby girl was born to the Lester Glades at L.D.S. Hospital. Lucile's sisters Mildred and Leone helped move her household from 'C' Street to the new home. So Lucile came from the hospital to her new home. She's never had the experience of moving into another home in her life. Lucile lived in Wasatch Ward all her married life, but has been in five stakes. The ward originally extended from 13th South to 21st South and from 13th East to the Wasatch Mountains. Now the boundaries are 13th South to Emerson Avenue (15th South) and from 13th East to 15th East.

Lester and Bob.

The first baby was named Beverly Lucille. Five years later, Marjorie Ann was born on [date], a beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde baby. Two years later Robert Lester was born on [date], a chubby boy. How special to have a boy to carry on the Glade name.

Beverly, Lester, Bob, Lucile, Marjorie.

In 1935, Lester decided to go into business for himself as a manufacturers representative. He had various lines in builders hardware, representing several companies, one of which was the Boyle Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of United States Steel Company. Through this connection, they made many happy visits with the Waltons at 3744 Colonial Avenue, in Mar Vista, California, while Lester and Lucile were on business trips for these companies. Business trips were also made to the East to other represented companies. They also went to the 1934 Chicago World's Fair, to New York City, Washington D.C., Northwest Canada, and other parts of the United States. They visited Church historical sites, and Independence, Missouri, Lester's former mission headquarters. They loved traveling. Their last trip together was to Hawaii in October, 1951.

 Lester and Lucile in Hawaii.

They took their family to California in 1937, to San Francisco for the 1940 World's Fair. They went to Yellowstone Park, to the canyons, and to the Northwest in 1947. Every year when the three children were younger, they went camping in the mountains for a week's vacation with their study group and their families. These were special vacations that their children always loved and still remember. No campers or trailers were used — they really roughed it. They had to take their own tables, chairs, bedding (no sleeping bags in those days), stoves, everything but the firewood. These trips were taken to be together. Any vacation taken was made economically. None of the family were big spenders but loved doing and being together.

To be continued...

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