Velma Smuck

Velma Lee Smuck was born to Wilbur and Aileen (Clarkson) Warner on Aug. 21, 1928, on their rural Booker, Texas, farm. She was preceded in birth by her brothers, Olin, (who died at birth), Raymond and followed by sister, Verla Mae and another brother, Wayne.

They lived first in a small two-room house but soon a neighboring house and a granary was added to make more room. When electricity came to the rural area in the mid-thirties, it was a welcome addition to the cobbled farmhouse.

Life was normal and good until the economy crashed, rains stopped and drought ensued in the early 1930s. The dry g...


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