|Birth: ||Aug. 2, 1905|
|Death: ||Jun. 15, 2003|
Minnie is this contributor's grandmother.
She spent most of her life in Broadway and was the oldest member of the Broadway Baptist Church. She was a well-known seamstress for many families in the area and worked for Ney's House of Fashion in Harrisonburg for 10 years in the tailoring and altering department.
Following is part of what this contributor said at Minnie's memorial service:
She lived on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. I think she loved the river but also feared it, and its power. She constantly warned us to be careful of the river.
Her home had a very long oak stairwell, covered with a long runner, the runner was held in place on each step by a gold bar at the back of each step. She was always warning us to NOT run and to be very careful on those steps. She was always protecting us.
When I was learning to drive, I came to visit, she helped me to learn to drive.
When I married and wanted antiques I knew where to come. The Valley is the best place in the world to shop for antiques. I would come with a long list of items I wanted to find. She would drag me around to Clory's (a furniture store), Harrisonburg, New Market. We would find everything on that list, and I would go home with a loaded car.
I remember her oven fried chicken. She would cook wonderful HUGE breakfasts, with the best gravy in the world.
She taught me to sew, but she REFUSED to teach me to crochet. She said crochet would ruin my eyes. I learned to crochet however, and also learned cross stitch.
When I would come to visit, she would take me "calling". She would tell me, we have to go visit Pauline, we have to go visit your gramma Halterman. Thanks to her, I met a lot of my relatives.
David Halterman (1876 - 1965)
Ida Matilda Whitmer Halterman (1874 - 1963)
Leonard Homan Trumbo (1895 - 1961)
Geneva Florence Halterman (1900 - 1983)*
Sarah Edith Halterman Zapata (1903 - 1996)*
Minnie Agnes Halterman Trumbo (1905 - 2003)
Baby Boy Halterman (1910 - 1910)*
Created by: Carol
Record added: Jun 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38566709
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