Aloha,Happened to be browsing and saw all the connections and interest in the Pattee family so decided to share some memories. This probably isn't the appropriate forum. I'm not familar with rules......Anyway,I'm daughter of Florence Leone Carroll who was daughter of Florence Lydia Pattee. If you are wondering about my last name being Pattee....After I was divorced..I decided to take my Great Grandmother, Florence's Pattee name because even though she died before I was born, I felt close to her so decided to take name.Anyway....When I was 16 (1964) my Uncle Russ (he was Florence Lydia Pattee's son) took me to visit all the relatives in Curran, Mi.I had dinner at Great Uncle John (or was it Merton?) and Aunt Lina's farm house where my Grandmother Florence was born. Uncle John still started every morning with a bowl of oatmeal and then went to work on the farm! The great part that was so intriguing to me was I got to sleep in my Grandmother Florence's room that she shared with others growing up.I also had dinner at my Great Aunt Carrie's home down the road..she was excellent cook and according to my mom, had a very tough life.. .Both she and her husband, Bert were there.I also had dinner at (my favorite) Great Aunt Grace and her husband, Earl.They were the cutest, nicest, loving couple.And boy, what a cook!Their farm house was so perfect! They really took careof everything! We also had dinner at Aunt Grace's daughter's house, Florence.All of the farms, homes were just down the road from each other. My Uncle also took me to Omer, Mi. where he and my mother were born, and where my Grandmother was buried.We went to the cemetery and visited her and my Grandfather Frank Carroll's grave.We also tried to visit Aunt Helen who was my grandmother's sister with no success...she lived in St. Paul???....not sure. We went to Lansing, Mi and visited my Uncle Lester and his wife, Ida....And they had many of their grown kids there visiting.
About 15 years later, I took that same trip with my Mom, Florence Leone, only to find everything changed.We visited the farms in Curran again and found them to be basically deserted and unkept. Someone was renting Uncle John's farm where my Grandmother was born. And, Aunt Grace had passed away, but we found out that Uncle Earl was in a nursing home in I think Lake Charlavoix or somewhere nearby.....so my mom and I visited him. He remembered my Mom right away, which was amazing to me after all those years. He loved baseball is what I recalled. Anyway, it was sad to see that everyone had passed on or moved.....That's what I remember!Also, I am sister of Kathy Dodd who has been chatting ........Hi Kathy!Aloha, Mary