24 April 2012

Lottie's Memoirs: A Story Standing Still

Andrew & Lottie Houston, 1920, with their children and pets. 

I never knew my cousin Lottie, but she leaves a lasting mark on me nonetheless. Her memoirs, written in 1964, give us a intimate look at life on the Nebraska plains in the late 1800's. Its a remarkable family artifact to have.

According to her obituary, the memoirs were also requested by the Nebraska Historical Society. Although the copy I have does not indicate a newspaper name, I would bet that it is from The Enumclaw Courier Herald. She passed away in 1967.  This has become a story, standing still. Lottie has told us all she can.

Cyrus H. Lee, Lottie's father
Lottie's Mother, Mary
Josephine (Lawrence) Lee


  1. I just wanted to say again, thank you for sharing all of this. It's been fascinating.

    1. My pleasure! Assuming approval from family, I'll be sending some of it to a historical organization in Nebraska that is putting together a book. We'll see how it goes. Thanks for reading, and thanks for commenting!


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