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<em>Adios Carnito</em><br />
by Jesse Silva
Adios Carnito
by Jesse Silva

 
 
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<em>No Me Digas Adios</em>
by Jesse Silva
No Me Digas Adios by Jesse Silva
 
 
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A tour of 4811 Park Ave. South (7 minutes)
A tour of 4811 Park Ave. South (7 minutes)

Gladys Strite tells the story of the house at 4811 Park Ave. South in Minneapolis, MN. House cost $6,500 when they bought it. Interview took place at her apartment in San Francisco on 22 July 1988. On hand were Melissa Gray, Grace Louise Grist and Virginia Ann Grist.


 
 
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Building 24 Winona Ct. (40 minutes)
Building 24 Winona Ct. (40 minutes)
Gladys Strite tells Charles Grist the story of the Grist homestead in Appleton, WI. 
 
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Grists to Sioux Falls; Jim's Birth (6 minutes)
Grists to Sioux Falls; Jim's Birth (6 minutes)

Gladys Strite tells how Franklin got started in the fur business. (6 minutes). Interview took place at her apartment in San Francisco on 22 July 1988. On hand were Melissa Gray, Grace Louise Grist and Virginia Ann Grist. Also:



  • Moving to Sioux Falls, SD

  • Birth of Jim Grist ) Franklin James Grist, Jr.

  • Moving back to Minneapolis.

 
 
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Mother's Day 1983 (17 minutes)
Mother's Day 1983 (17 minutes)

A Mother's Day brunch at the Gray's house in Livermore, CA. With Julie Grist, Virginia Grist, Louise Grist, Gladys Strite, Pat Gray and Melissa and Becky Gray.

 
 
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Summer in Ottawa (9 minutes)
Summer in Ottawa (9 minutes)

Gladys Strite tells the story of Franklin's trip to Ottawa. Gladys and Virginia were in Ottawa for the summer to spend time with the Grists who lived there. Franklin remained in Minneapolis, but decided to go to Ottawa on his new motorbike. During this trip, he stopped in Appleton, WI, for the first time. "He just thought that it was the prettiest little town he'd ever seen." Interview took place at her apartment in San Francisco on 22 July 1988. On hand were Melissa Gray, Grace Louise Grist and Virginia Ann Grist.

 
 
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The Story of Virginia Grist's Birth (10 minutes)
The Story of Virginia Grist's Birth (10 minutes)

Gladys Strite tells the story of Virginia Ann Grist's birth in 1921. Interview took place at her apartment in San Francisco on 22 July 1988. On hand were Melissa Gray, Grace Louise Grist and Virginia Ann Grist.



  • Friend Trix Watson has her daughter, Margene, about the same time.

  • Franklin: "Ma, it's a girl, but I don't care."

 
 
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The Victory Garden at 24 Winona Ct. (10 minutes)
The Victory Garden at 24 Winona Ct. (10 minutes)
Gladys Strite tells the story of Franklin Grist's abundant tomato harvest, and the subsequent canning production.

She was interviewed by Charles Robert Grist, Terri Lynn Moore and Patty Morgan.  
 
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When Franklin Grist Died (15 minutes)
When Franklin Grist Died (15 minutes)

Charles Robert Grist talks to Gladys Strite about what happened in the years surrounding Franklin Grist's death in 1953. Topics include:




  • Louise Grist leaves her job as an art supervisor in Milwaukee to help Gladys in Appleton. After Franklin dies, she helps Gladys run Grist Furs and Fashions.

  • Gladys eventually sends Louise to California to fulfill her dream of teaching art there. She gets a job in Benicia.

  • Pat Gray follows to "convince Wese that he loves her."

  • What to do about the house at 24 Winona Court? Jim and Mary Grist are living in a small apartment; Charlie is on the way (born 19 May 1954). Gladys is in a too-big house.
    Lillian Cook [Coffitts] advises Gladys to wait on selling the house.

  • 2 April 1955: While Gladys is on vacation in Los Angeles, she goes up to Santa Barbara to meet up with Louise and Pat, where they got married. For a honeymoon, they stayed with Gladys in the home of Glady's cousin, Lloyd Strite. He and his wife, Lorraine, were away at the time.

  • Gladys proposes to share the house with Jim and Mary, creating a small apartment upstairs where she could live. They shared 24 Winona Ct. from about 1954 to 1959, when Gladys sold Grist Furs and Fashions.

 
 

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