Grace Desmond, my sweet and much beloved aunt, in 1913 when she was about 22 years old. Grace traveled the Chautauqua Circuit as she, an accomplished pianist, and her troupe of fellow entertainers, brought culture to rural America in the west and midwest ~ well before radio and TV ever existed.
GeneaJourneys followers will be hearing much more about the adventures of this talented, liberated woman from the early 1900s in future posts.
For now, I wish to thank Jay Sherwood, for introducing me to a facet of this beloved family member whom we knew nothing about before. Jay’s grandmother, Ruth Bowers, an accomplished violinist, became fast friends with Aunt Grace as they traveled the circuit together.
I’m so looking forward to learning more about their friendship and sharing it here with you in the months ahead.
More to come….
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