My Mom and Her First Boyfriend – the Boy Next Door!
These pictures were taken on July, 1938 so they are earlier than the census but they are just SO cute! The little boy - Wayne Gustin - almost looks like my Mom's twin in the bottom picture. I've had these pictures for quite some time and heard about Wayne. So it was fun when the 1940 census came out to see them there in black and white living next door to each other. As you can see my Mom is 5 while her beau is only 4 - she was the older woman!
Interestingly, in answer to the question about where the person lived in 1935, this shows that everyone listed was living at this “same house” which is SO not true. In 1940 my Grandfather is now married to his second wife, Ollie Belle Duncan, formerly Braddock, who most definitely was not his wife in 1935, the year my mother was born.
According to this Denver city directory, in 1935 it would have been my grandfather and his FIRST wife living in this house.
According to a later city directory, “Mrs. Olive Belle Braddock” was living at
quite a different address than this - although apart from her first husband. I guess they didn’t want to go into the sordid details with the census taker!