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FEB. 2, 1921 – DEC. 5, 1939
TYPED BY DWIGHT GLEASON, DGLEASON1@STNY.RR.COM
OUR BABY ARRIVES
At Parents home Delmar Township Penna.
On February 2, 1921 At 4:00 O’clock
Weighs 9 Pounds
Father Mr. Henry W. Gleason
Mother Mrs. Ella E. Gleason
Mr. Lester W. Gleason
Mrs. Mary E. Gleason
Mr. George Edward Hakes
Mrs. Julia Hakes
Doctor: Dr. Foster Harris Kennedy
CONGRATULATIONS ON OUR BABY’S BIRTH RECEIVED FROM
Mr. G. E. Bennett of the Saving and Trust Co. of Wellsboro, PA
Mrs. Ester Freeman, Aunt of baby of Corning, NY
Mrs. Libbie Thompson, Aunt of baby of Penn Yan, NY
OUR BABY IS CHRISTENED
Howard Edward Gleason
On Feb 4, 1921
At Parents Home Tioga Co. Delmar Township, PA
Mrs. F. H. Kennedy
Mrs. Lucy Carrigan
Dr. F. H. Kennedy
Mrs. Julia Hakes
OUR BABY’S FIRST CALLERS
Mrs. Rose M. Davis on Feb 2, 1921
Mrs. Julia Buck on Feb 2, 1921
Mrs. Walter Sutton on Feb 3, 1921
Mrs. Lucy Carrigan on Feb 3, 1921
Mrs. Jasper Niles on Feb 6, 1921
Mrs. Walter Smith on Feb 7, 1921
Mr. & Mrs. Allen Gleason on Feb 12, 1921
Mrs. Leon Sweet on Feb 11, 1921
Mrs. Foster Kennedy on Feb 4, 1921
Miss Mary Thompson on Feb 14, 1921
Mrs. Ester Freeman on Feb 15, 1921
Mrs Mary Gleason on Feb 25, 1921
Mr. & Mrs. Mose Allen on Feb 27, 1921
MOTHER AND FATHER are also photographed for their Baby
Mother, Father, Beatrice and Foster
This was taken about 6 mo before I came to their house at my Grandma’s house on Grandpa’s birthday. (typists note: the little boy Foster in the picture is my grandfather at 3 years of age.)
Our Baby Has an OUTING
Was outdoors for the first time Feb 20. Goes out nearly every day now.
Our Baby’s Eyes are blue. At age 7 years still has blue eyes.
Our Baby’s Hair is Light Brown. At age 7 years has golden hair
Our Baby Resembles as he grows older he looks like grandma Gleason
Our Baby’s First Bath by Mother Feb 20, 1921, cried every minute
Our Baby’s First Laugh – am 2 months and commencing to laugh at mother now
Our Baby’s First Cry – cries nearly all the time the first months
Our Baby Has a Tooth September 14, 1921
Our Baby wears a short Dress for the first time April 27, 1921
Our Baby Speaks Nov 1921. First says mamma & dad.
Our Baby Creeps Sept 1921
Our Baby makes a Journey on March 7, 1921, comes home March 11, 1921
To visit Grandma & Grandpa Gleason at Kenneyville, PA, also at Shortsville to Uncle Fred Gleason and Uncle Allen Gleason of Losey Creek.
SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT OUR BABY
The First Month
Visits Grandma Hakes Feb 20, 1921
Cry every night with colic
The Second Month
Have been to church and to Wellsboro and also to the neighbors. I can laugh at mother and father now.
I know Grandma Hakes now.
Sister likes to hold me now, she thinks I am getting big.
Do not cry as much as I did.
Sleep good nights from 8:00 pm to 6:00 am
The Third Month
Am 3 mo old May 3. can laugh out loud now. I visited Grandpa and Grandma Gleason May 7-8 had a long ride and got awful tired. I have an outing every day now and do not have my face covered up as I don’t like it covered
The Fourth Month
Mamma sits me up in the cradle with lots of pillows. I know papa now when he talks to me. I have on short dresses now. I have nice new stockings and little checkered booties.
The Fifth Month
I have been up to Grandma Gleason’s again. She thinks I am awful nice. I can laugh at her now. I take 3 or 4 naps a day.
The Sixth Month
I am feeling fine now can sit up all alone now mamma sits me outdoors on a large blanket. I just love to be outdoors. I also like to ride.
Sister likes to carry me around now.
The Seventh Month
Sept. 2, 1921
Am now seven months old. Can go all over the floor now and get into lots of thing but mamma always thinks I am in something I had not ought be in. I can tell my papa now ever time I hear him coming. I have to nurse on a bottle now part of the time. I have my first new shoes now which I think are fine.
The Eighth Month
Oct. 2, 1921
Mamma says I am awful bad now. I get into everthing that is in my reach. I can tell now when Grandma Hakes comes to see me. I like to have her take me. Sister likes to carry me but I am getting nearly and heavy as she is. Pappa think I am getting cute now. Mamma says I am cross. Have got one tooth and will soon have another.
The Ninth Month
Nov 2, 1921
I can say mamma and papa now. My greatest delight is to get the phonograph records. Just love to play with them but mamma won’t let me. I can play with sister and brother now but they don’t like to have me. Julia Buck comes up to see me real often now. Am awful glad to see her for she will take me and dance my it is fun you bet. Have got another tooth.
The Tenth Month
Dec. 2, 1921
Am ten months old. They say I am getting to be a big boy. I do not go much now for it is too cold. Was over to Aunt Rose’s one day. Am looking for Santa now soon so you see I have to try and be good but I have a cold and it makes me cross. I like to get the cat and dog to play with but they don’t seem to like to play with me.
The Eleventh Month
Jan 2, 1922
Am nearly one year old. Am awful cross for I am cutting teeth, I have got 3 now and will soon have another. I can walk real good now if someone hangs to my hand.
The Twelfth Month
Jan 2, 1922
Am one year old now. I seem lots older for I can walk now a little but have to be awful careful for I get some awful bumps.
Mr. Henry W. Gleason and Ella E. Hakes were married Aug. 19, 1914 by Rev. W. Lotten at the brides home in Delmar Township, Penna.
Beatrice Mae Gleason was born at Niles Valley, July 17, 1916 at 7 o’clock p.m. weighed 7 ¾ pounds.
Foster Henry Gleason was born at Delmar March 4, 1918 at 3 o’clock a. m. weight 8 ¼ lbs.
Howard Edward Gleason was born in Delmar Township Feb 2, 1921 at 4 o’clock p.m. weight 9 lbs.
Grace Virginia Gleason was born in Blossburg PA Hospital April 23, 1924 at 3:30 AM weight 8 ¾ lbs
Mary Etta Gleason was born Blossburg PA Hospital May 27, 1932 at 11:00 P.M. weight 7 lbs.