One hundred years ago, on August 1, 1917 (four months after Ken Holmes), Norma Augusta Hanson was born.
She was born on her grandparents’ farm near the line between Chatham and Brainard, New York and grew up in Nassau, NY, near Albany. She was the first of three children of Peter Robert Hanson and Bertha Letitia Currier Hanson.
In 1940 she married Kenneth Holmes.
During World War II she served in the Coast Guard.
After the war she and Ken had three kids.
They lived in the Boston, Massachusetts area and moved to Syracuse, New York; after Ken retired they moved to North Carolina.
Later Norma moved to Houston, Texas.
She died in 2012. I miss her too.