Saturday, April 23, 2005

Mt. Calvary Cemetery -- Stanton marker

This is the marker for my great-uncle and great-aunt Edward and Tonnie Stanton. Aunt Tonnie was my paternal grandfather's half-sister and plays an important role in our family history.

She is the aunt who watched Fred Astaire as a youngster when his father would visit Ravenna and other small Nebraska towns along his liquor sales route. (My Uncle Edward -- who passed away before I was born -- owned "Buddy's Place," a tavern in Ravenna.)

My sister and I also inherited (through my mother) a lot of her antiques and furniture when she passed away in 1964.