Nana: I dreamed of being a school teacher, but when I got to high school my plans changed. I took a business course, with bookkeeping, typing and shorthand. I did take over a good-looking and loving man's job as a bookkeeper during the war (WWII) --he was my husband and is your grandfather. After the war, we started our own business. I became his private secretary, bookkeeper and business partner. Many, many years later I'm still his bookkeeper and just hope he lets me continue to be for many more years.
Pop: I guess when I was young I wasn't much of a day-dreamer about my future. I tended to take each day as it came. I guess I had the attitude that I would take advantage of the opportunities that today had to offer and tomorrow would take care of itself.
1916 - 2009
Josephine L. Baker Mason
1919 - 2004