On March 16, 1929 our Daddy, Johnie Brackston Kirksey, married our Mamma, Elberta (Birdie)White. Both were hard-working farmers who lived during difficult times.
Daddy and Mamma raised four girls. The oldest, Bertha, was born July 11, 1930. Then, Louella was born March 25, 1932. Nine years later, Gayle was born May 25, 1941 and I was born December 17, 1942.
This is the history of Gayle and me, as we remember it; how we laughed and cried; how we played and worked on the farm, and how both of us became a teenage bride at the age of sixteen.