Monday, August 8, 2011

Mystery Monday - Lamar, MO - Thorpe's Tantalizing Tidbits

Tantalizing Tidbits was written during WWII by my Great Aunt Helen Thorpe, with the assistance of her husband Frank Thorpe.  They wrote a newsletter and sent it to all of the military personnel from their area to keep them informed about the happenings in Lamar, Missouri.  As I understand it, this included births, marriages, deaths, people moving, etc. 

Frank C Thorpe and Helen Trice Thorpe have no descendants.  I would really like to have a copy of the Tidbits.  I have been asking for a few years.  I don’t even know how many pages this would include or for what years it was written.  I just remember that my Grandmother Katherine Trice Severs, Helen’s sister, talked about this.  Unfortunately, even though Grandmother kept lots of papers, she never kept these.  And, after Helen died, while we received some family papers, none of them included a copy of the Tantalizing Tidbits. 

These may be invaluable to someone interested in writing a history of Lamar, which is in Barton County as well as those of us who had family living there during the early 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea they had! I bet the military folks loved it. I hope you are able to find a copy, that would be a nice additional to your family records. Maybe you could track the military personnel from Lamar and ask their descendants if they still have a copy. It would be time consuming, but might pay off in the end.