This is an excerpt from a letter written to my father, Lad, while he was in Venezuela in June of 1940.
This morning I got up at nine and got the dinner started and then rushed up and got dressed for church, because this was the day Mr. Bollman had appointed for baptismal services, and not only was young grandson to be baptized along with three other babies, but our own David was also to receive the same sacrament along with Evelyn Hughes and Robert Shattuck. Your nephew was very good during the entire ceremony but celebrated by wetting himself afterwards while his father was holding him. They decided to leave on this account before the ceremony was over and stopped at MacKenzie’s drugstore on the way home because Zeke was thirsty. Baby evidently did not approve of this because he upset a glass of Coca-Cola and Mac, in his haste to mop up the spilling, upset another glass himself.
These pictures were all taken on the same day. Both Dave and Raymond, Jr. (Butch) were baptized on June 9, 1940
Grandpa, Dick, Ced, Biss, Zeke holding Raymond, Jr. (Butch) and Dan.
Biss and Raymond Jr. (Butch)
Dan holding Butch and Ced
Raymond, Jr. (Butch) and Dan on the side lawn