|Sophia Dollar and David Carl Friddle|
m. 22 Dec 1908 - Johnson Co., TN
Today would have been her birthday, and as these anniversaries pass year by year, I always think about her. When I hear the saying "They don't make em like they used to!" Mom Friddle is who I think of...she was a pioneer woman when she came out west at 16 with a 1 year old to live up on Grouse Flats in Wallowa Co., OR.
You might wonder why I refer to her as "Mom Friddle." It was what my mother always called her. She and her sister Joan were Mom Friddle's first grandchildren. Mom Friddle didn't really consider herself old enough to be a grandmother, so therefore she didn't want to be called Grandma. So, the name stuck and my mother always called her Mom Friddle and called her own mother "Momma!" I never heard her call either one any differently.
I now know so much more about Mom Friddle. I have seen the place that she was born, photos of her siblings and of her parents. I even have a photograph of her as a young child. I know where her family came from and even have a picture of her maternal grandfather.
|Taken about 1895 - Left to Right - Claude Elmer Dollar, John Dula Dollar holding Sophia Vestelle Dollar|
& Bessie Margaret Elizabeth Dozier Dollar
|Left to Right - Claude Friddle, Sophia Dollar Friddle, Jack Friddle, Capitola Friddle Shearer|
So, today it is her birthday. It has never been hard to remember as it was a day after my brother's. It would have been her 121st birthday...she died not that long after her 85th birthday, rather close to my own birthday...so yet another date that isn't hard to remember. So, here are a few links to blogs that I have written about Mom Friddle that you might enjoy!
- Learning to Shoot
- 119 Years Ago Today
- Coffee & Hot Toddies
- Three Great Dames - Happy Thanksgiving
- The Most Important Women in My Life
- OK Pop, Turn Over
- February 8th