Memories of Fannie
by great granddaughter, Cheryl (Armstrong) Peterson

I have fond memories of the hours spent with my grandmothers. I had
five of them when I was born and was able to see most of them fairly
often. Gramma Fannie (and one of her daughters and my grandmother,
Minnie Kemper, ) lived in the same house on our block and she always let me watch and "help" her make home-made bread and her butter. She was a great cook and, among other dishes, made the best egg noodles, burnt sugar cake and bread pudding I ever tasted.

She would sit and read to me from her "Cappers Weekly" and sang alot when she was working around the house. She taught me to knit and crochet before I went to school.

I loved to go to "Grandmothers' Club" with her and watch the ladies do
their handwork and quilting. She would be so amazed at the methods used in crafting now.

I wonder what she would think of getting patterns off the internet. And scrapbooking!...She had to use a flimsy scrapbook and  it's very tattered and torn from all the years gone by. She made her "paste" from flour and water and when it dried the pages were like boards. I smile when I see the streaks of dried paste showing on some of these pages. 

How I wish she were here to help me make things for my grandchildren!

Cheryl (Armstrong) Peterson

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The Scrapbook : Most of the obits that Fannie collected in her scrapbook are from the Nebraska Journal-Leader in Ponca and most are from the 1940s and 50s. Please note that you will also find obits that do no list a date or newspaper.

Susan Frances "Fannie" (Adams) Taylor:  When she died in 1962, she was Ponca's oldest lady. She was the daughter of John Quincy and Susan W. Flippin Adams and was born at Pilot Mountain, North Carolina. Their family moved from North Carolina to Dixon County when she was eight years old. Many of the Adams and Flippin folks followed the Taylor family to Nebraska. She died at the age of 95. She and her husband, Gus Taylor, had four daughters. One daughter died as a baby. All are buried at Silver Ridge Cemetery near Ponca.
From the scrapbook of
Susan Frances "Fannie" (Adams) Taylor
Submitted by her great granddaughter, Cheryl (Armstrong) Peterson