Baby has 10 grandparents

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Joanie (left) with Jean Shirley on our birthdays.

The following is a reprint of an article in the Brandon, SD Argus Leader

    Baby has 10 Grandparents,
    Six of Whom are “Greats”

    (Special to the Argus Leader)

    Brandon, April 8—Joan Lucille Olander, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Olander, is lucky enough to have six great grandparents in addition to four grandparents.

    This was revealed to a large number of persons Easter Sunday when double christening services were held for the baby and a cousin, Jean Shirley Barry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.M. Barry. The christening was at the home of one pair of grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Olander, with Dr. J.H. Ford officiating.

    The great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Madison Bennett, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Charles Olander, and August Carlson. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bennett. Grandparents and great grandparents all reside in the southeastern part of Minnehaha county.

This was an unwritten episode in my childhood, but you can read all about the rest of it in Playing the Field, available in my store and on Amazon.
Mxo

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