Saturday, December 26, 2009

Little Girls from Rome, Illinois

This picture was taken on a Sunday morning probably in 1942 before or after going to Sunday School at the grade school in Rome. A young couple from Chillicothe had a little non-denominational Sunday School for the Rome kids and lots of us attended the little service. Two sets of sisters are in this picture and I don't remember why my sister isn't there - could be she wasn't feeling well. I am the girl in the cool white majorette boots - although I wasn't a majorette. The second girl in the front row is Fern Davis - my paper doll playing buddy. Looks as if hats were in fashion - and if no hat, a hairbow! (Click to enlarge)


  1. Carol, I was a majorette in High School and one year in college. I could twirl that baton like nobodies business. Those boots would just leave the ugliest blisters when we would have to march in parades. Oh well, you looked very cute in your boots.

  2. The 2nd from left in the back row is Barb Gauwitz Sarver, and the little girl on the far right in the front row is Mary Gauwitz Bradley.