Tom (19) sitting in the kitchen, with the yellow paint (Peg Weaver's favorite color to brighten things up) with Jack reaching for a cigarette in his pocket. Jack (23) continued the family smoking tradition, Marlboro I recall, as modeled by both of our parents, mom having smoked 3/4 pack of Phillip Morris most of the years and dad, a pipe with Bond Street Tobacco.
Fall 1963 family dog Blackie, with Jack Weaver and his Pontiac with Illinois plates. I remember his driving up from Monmouth IL for holidays. Also took the train...
Jack Weaver, age 20 with his mom, Faribault driveway with his Pontiac car.
Fall 1963 Jack, dad, Paul H "Pete" , and Tom Weaver. Driveway Faribault with Jack's Pontiac
Peg Weaver's Ability to Type and Write. Stamp Collecting and Mushroom Hobbies
My mom, Peg Weaver, was a very efficient typist. The story I heard, is that during the great depression of the 1930's she could not get a job with a BA in Art History at Oberlin, and thus she took some basic secretary courses in Columbus and landed herself a variety of jobs. In her words from Rememberings p 29-30
"Deciding that I could probably get a better job if I could do shorthand as well as typing, I enrolled part-time at a business school while continuing my job at the YW. I had learned to type after my parents gave me a little, blue, Royal, portable typewriter with elite type for a high school graduation present. With the understanding that I would learn touch-typing, I enrolled, with Sarah Hartman and some other high school classmates, in a summer typing course at Findlay College. Typing papers in college provided practice. I passed the civil service exam, typing the required number of words per minute and taking shorthand satisfactorily, eventually leading to a job at Ohio State University.
Following that job, I worked full-time in the State Office of theYMCA, where I typed, took short hand, mimeographed -- and worked overtime. I continued to live at the YWCA, which was convenient and inexpensive.
Pete Weaver and I met at a symphony concert! Ty and I had had season tickets for a concert series and, one time when she wasn't able to go to a concert, she gave her ticket to Pete, thinking that he and I might hit it off -- and we did, although when he left me after the concert, he knew me only as "the red-headed roommate "
When my mom, got interested in mushrooms, and that started as early as 1960, when she was 50 "John F. Kennedy became President in 1960. I remember where I was when he was shot -- in the library of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. I was copying information about mushrooms while Pete was attending a continuing education medical course in the Medical School. "
Peg Weaver 1961, age 51, typing with a manual typewriter. I think the book on the table with a orange and black cover as a copy of The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide. (1958, 1963) by Alexander Smith of the University of Michigan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_H._Smith
Later Peg was to study with one of Dr Smith's colleagues, Bob Schaeffer at the U of Michigan Field Station.