For Christmas that year I got a small wash tub and a wash board. A week later I got a baby brother. He was baptized Mahlon Lee Otto Henry Sommerer.
He was a dear chubby little fellow. I took care of him most of the time. He was still small when we moved to the “Fifth Place” at Schubert, eight miles east of Jefferson City. It was a big house and I loved it. It was so nice.
This is where Cleopha was born right before my tenth birthday. I made her gowns and hemmed her diapers. I was nine years old then. She was our Shirley Temple. She was cute and had such pretty hair.
A couple of years later Theresa Loyola was born. She was a chubby little doll. I sewed for her too.