When the cousins got together, Rose told us that until she came along, Margaret Ann was always dressed in either blue or white because she was "dedicated to the Blessed Virgin". After Rosemary was born five years later, Margaret Ann was suddenly allowed to wear red. The picture on the right is Margaret Ann as a flower girl in her big sister, Edith's, wedding. I love her curly hair!
Margaret Ann was the apple of her father's eye. Apparently, Margaret Ann was so used to being treated as a princess that as the flood waters were coming up and the rest of the family was trying to move items to the second floor, Margaret Ann had to be asked if she thought she could help. I recently "extracted" this fuzzy picture from a video shot in 1957 -- the sentiment is clear even if the picture is not.
Margaret Ann was the beauty of the East End -- no doubt about it. I'll have to find out from her children what the occasion was for this picture.
She caught the eye of the East End "hunk", Tony. (Note to Scardinas: I know you've got some great pics of your Dad. Send them to me so I can replace this one).
Several years ago my brother, Tim, was working with a company that was taking down homes that had suffered severely from yet another Ohio River flood. The people of the East End are not exactly welcoming to "outsiders". One of the neighbors was giving Tim a hard time until he found out that Tim's father grew up on Eastern Ave. As they continued the conversation, Tim was surprised to find out that the house they were taking down was the boyhood home of Tony Scardina.