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AACHM Oral History: Essie Shelton

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 4:05pm

Essie Shelton was born in Mississippi in 1930 and moved to Ann Arbor with her father in 1946. She recalls her experience entering an integrated high school for the first time and how she came to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a licensed practical nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Essie also met her husband at the hospital and together they raised three children.

Marion H. Knight Decorates a Mother's Day Cake, May 1962

Marion H. Knight Decorates a Mother's Day Cake, May 1962 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 10, 1962
Caption
Mrs. Donald R. Knight of 281 Gralake Ave. adds shell edging to finish her Mother's Day cake. The figures are made of gum paste with flowers of butter cream icing on a white loaf cake. Mrs. Knight, who teaches cake decorating at the YM-YWCA claims that anyone can decorate a cake if they learn the basic techniques.

Central School Mothers Day Party, May 1954

Central School Mothers Day Party, May 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 7, 1954
Caption
A party honoring their mothers was given this week by pupils of Mrs. Mildred Wildman's fourth grade at Central Elementary School in Ypsilanti. Refreshments and presents, made in class, were presented at the Mothers' Day observance. Above, Mrs. Martin Dawson, jr. (center foreground), and Mrs. Mitchell Swiskoski (right), listen to class singing during the afternoon party.

Mothers Day Parade On Jones Drive, May 1954

Mothers Day Parade On Jones Drive, May 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 8, 1954
Caption
These children from the Jones Dr. area on the city's north side planned and staged a parade yesterday afternoon honoring their mothers. The pre-Mothers Day event featured majorettes and a float constructed on a wagon.

Mothers Day Tea At Carpenter School, May 1956

Mothers Day Tea At Carpenter School, May 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 13, 1956
Caption
IT'S SERIOUS BUSINESS: When students at Carpenter School decided to honor their mothers with a Mothers Day Tea, they even took over the task of pouring. At the tea table is Janie Sperling, a sixth grade student, who is pouring tea for one of the mothers, Mrs. Louis Sellers of Carpenter Rd. Assisting her is Nancy Hessenauer (right) of the fourth grade.

It's Serious Business

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13
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May
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1956
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