" My grandmother died when I was 21 and I hadn't yet begun to be interested in these things, I am sad to say. Right now I"m trying to cull what I can from her 2 remaining sons, my uncles Jack and Bob. 2 stories that I've always thought funny/interesting are 1) that when my grandmother and grandfather decided to marry, George had to convert to Catholicism. His family was English/Scottish and Protestant. In today's world that seems like no big deal, but in the 1930's it was still important. George converted and was buried in the Armstrong family plot (Sepulcher Cemetery in Illinois which is a Catholic cemetery. The thought was that my grandmother would join him at a later date. However, she remarried and changed her mind and is interred here in Austin, TX. Poor George the Protestant turned Catholic is alone in the Catholic cemetery which caused quite a rift between his sister and my grandmother. Another story involves moving to Texas. My Nana, Marguerite, moved to Bastrop,TX (Camp Swifter) in about 1947 when her husband, George Robert Taylor was stationed at Bergstrom Air Force base. She went to the butcher to get lamb for Sunday dinner and the butcher looked at her like she was crazy. No one ate lamb here. Sunday dinner meant roast, potatoes and carrots. She learned... Her husband George was stationed in Okinawa, Japan and she and her 3 young sons, ages 7,5 and 3 were to join him, when he became ill. He came home and died about 6 weeks later from cancer that had spread through out his body. We don't know the origin."
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