~Meet The Nored Family~
Frank and Atha Got
Feb 14,1931 In Oklahoma
So this is the
beginning of The Nored Family.
In April of 1932, they had their first
a little girl that they named Loretta.
Then 2 years later
they had a son they named Eugene.
Next came a son and they named him
Then another girl and they named her Sue .
came and his name is Arliss.
Oh my goodness another girl about a year
and they named her Dorothy!
This was the end of the kids!
Well after all it was 6 kids.
That was a lot of mouths to feed and
a lot of clothes to make.
In 1942 they had a chance to move to Wasco,
This would sure give them a better life for themselves
their family. Daddy had a cousin there and a promise
of a Job. So they
loaded up all of the kids and moved to Calif.
They settled down in
Wasco. Mama and Daddy had also moved
my Mama's Parents here too so
that they could be close
to them as my Grandma was sick. She passed
away shortly before
I was born. Oh I almost forgot that in June of 1943
they had another little girl that they named Carolyn
and that is
Me! Well now that was the end of the family,
after all 7 kids is
enough! Daddy and Mama worked very hard,
but on Sundays was family
day. They got us all dressed up in
our Sunday best and every Sunday we
went to Sunday School and
Church. That was the one place that we
always went on Sunday.
In 1945 they moved to Dinuba, Calif.
lived in town for a few years and
then saved enough money to put down
on a small farm.
They had a lot of farm animals too. And a lot of
Daddy also worked in the day time doing construction
The boys did have their own chores on the farm.
worked in the house helping Mama.
Then starting in 1950 the 2 older
kids got married.
So in about 1952 Daddy and Mama sold that farm
bought another one in Selma ,Calif.
Boy my 'nickname' is going to
pay off in some of these pages.
A lot of funny things happened when
we lived on the farms.
Well then at the farm in Selma I can
remember a lot of things,
as I was about 9 years old. I usually tried to
copy what my siblings did.
And sometimes I got into some trouble.
Well it wasn't too bad. Daddy got his brand new milking
while living on this farm, and that was a really big deal.
My two brothers and friends would play some funny things
other, and so many things like I said, will
come out in other pages.
Jan 1954, Daddy got hurt on his construction job and was in
for 6 months.
Daddy came home from the hospital on Father's Day 1954.
But he was off of work for 1 whole year.
and Mama sold the farm and had just bought a brand new home
in town in Fresno,
Calif. I can sure remember how worried
Mama was though. The new home
payment was $100.00 a month.
And that was a lot
So Mama worked and the other two kids worked too and went to
I was only in the 6th grade.
But when the year was over, Daddy went back to work as a carpenter again.
It was not easy for him, because when he got hurt,
he was burned inside all around his heart.
But Mama nor anyone could ever keep Daddy from work for long.
Then in 1956 we began
traveling and singing in our Southern Gospel Groups.
That is so
much a part of my life still to this day.
By 1959 I was the only kid at home. What a Life.:)
Then in 1961 I graduated from High School.
In 1962 Mama and I went
to Beauty School together
and graduated together. We bought 2 shops
and were partners for 7years.
Until Nov,1969 when we sold our beauty shops so I could be a stay at home Mom.
I do hope that you have
about the very beginning of my family and seeing these
I also hope that all of my siblings that are left,
enjoy them also as this web site is done by me
with much Love and hard
work for them as well.
I would like to keep the memories of our family
As I have often done, I would look back and think about
of the hard work that my Mama and Daddy did and
wonder how they could
ever do all that they did.
But as Daddy always said, the good Lord gave
them this family
and it was up to them to provide for them.
especially him, as he was the leader, the Daddy.
And what a Daddy he
was too. And a wonderful Mama.
I do know that all of us kids
agree that we have a lot to be thankful for.
God gave us such
wonderful and very Loving Parents.
~~We always had all we ever
Something's I didn't understand until they were both gone!
Back Row is Howard, Loretta, and
Front Row is Arliss, Sue and Dorothy!
Sitting on the
blanket is Carolyn!
is the last time that we were all together at one time.
So we had our
picture taken with Daddy and Mama
and this was taken in about 1989!
Well Mama and Daddy are in Heaven now!
"Daddy Jan 9, 1998~~~Mama
Feb 3, 2001"
Dorothy Jan 9,1994~~~Arliss March 13,1994
We Love & Miss You All
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