Kelsey Ray and
In our small
town there weren't many twins, so Kelsey Ray and Alice Mae were sort of
celebrities. Since our family had a business there, they had a little more
exposure due to customer traffic.
somehow acquired a large double baby buggy for them. Since we lived within
walking distance to the stores, church, etc., it was a common site to see her
pushing the buggy up and down the street with Alice in one end and Kelsey in the
other end which gave them even more exposure.
Ray was a little larger than Alice Mae was and took up a little more space in
the play pen, she was able to hold her own. She had little fingernails
that he learned right away to avoid when he crowded her space.
Another "Candid" Shot
Alice Mae kept those curls all
of her life. Kelsey Ray had a few curls, but after haircuts began, they
seemed to disappear.
Alice has begun to catch up with
Kelsey in height, but that eventually ended as he soared to more than six feet.
Hanging out at our "department
store" with the shoe repair shop in the basement.
Growing up in
They both loved animals, but Kelsey Ray especially loved dogs.
The "Smear" Story
When they moved to Campbell Street in Detroit, someone stole his dog. He
told me he heard it barking in a near neighbor's garage, and he was dead sure it
was "Smear" because he recognized his bark. I was dubious but agreed to go
with him to try to get his dog back. He climbed the fence and sure enough,
it was Smear (I won't go into the story behind the name [grin] ). Needless
to say, both boy and dog were happy to be reunited.
probably eight or nine years old when the family moved to Detroit where they
Kelsey used to
excuse Alice's receiving better grades in school than he did by saying she was
"older" - by 15 minutes! He didn't care about studying as much as she did.
He would much rather go fishing in the Detroit River.
For more on "The
Twins," see their individual pages.
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