Childhood & The Farm

1926 – 1939

The Farm was in St. Leo, Kansas, a thoroughly rural community with one church, one school, and one general store. It had 240 acres. The wheat fields stretched around us endlessly. We lived in a house that my father and his father had built. There were chickens and cows, a big garden of vegetables and flowers, the windmill to pump water, and the ever-present wind. Most often, Daddy would drive us to school, but we sometimes would walk. For needs beyond what St. Leo center could supply, we would go to Kingman or to Pratt.

If you are curious, you can also look on the blog page for my entries though 1939, or look through my baby book.. PDF icon

Plat map

Plat map

St. Leo's Church

St. Leo’s Church

The farmhouse, newly built

The farmhouse, newly built

Six weeks old

Six weeks old

Mother's little helper

Mother’s little helper

Beverly Nordberg as a young girl

As a young girl

First day of school

First day of school

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion

Norwich Fair blue ribbon

Norwich Fair blue ribbon

Family at front porch

Family at front porch

Oil by Connie Schulte (20" x 16") (1973)

Oil by Connie Schulte (20″ x 16″) (1973)