Sisters

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Frances and Helen Bowers 

This is the earliest picture I can find of my grandmother, Helen Bowers.  It was taken around 1904 when she was about 5 years old.  My grandmother is on the right and the one on the left is her sister Frances.   Frances was 14 months younger than Helen. Frances looks to be about the same size as Helen.  When they were fully grown Frances was the taller of the two.  Frances had lighter hair than Helen, and Helen had brown eyes whereas Frances had grey eyes.  Helen was the better cook of the two, however Frances was the better seamstress.  Frances was the tomboy and Helen was the little lady.  They remained close throughout their lives.  Frances passed away first on 13 July 1971, and Helen passed away 10 years later on 9 February 1981.  I love this picture of the two of them.  I loved them both and still miss them.

Copyright © 2019 Gail Grunst

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