"Frank and Aileen grew up on farms in the same mile section east of Tonganoxie in Leavenworth County, Kansas. Aileen was born in 1924 to Frank and Ellen Reardon. She and her brother Barney were raised in the southwestern corner of this section of land. Aileen honed her skills as a master pie-maker, thus gaining the attention of Frank, who was raised just to the north of her family's farm. Frank, born in 1920 to James and Johanna Sheehan, followed in his father's farming footsteps. Frank married the girl next door and they built their lives on a farm located between their childhood homes."
Here are some of my favorite photos of Mom and Dad . . .
Mom bought her fur coat while working in Kansas City before she was married. I remember as a young girl snuggling up in this coat on cold winter nights.
If ever there was such a thing as a dashing young farmer, Dad would be it.
Mom (holding the bat) and Dad (second on the left) with friends for a baseball game.
Love this photo!
70 years ago . . .their wedding on May 25, 1946.