Brenda's Recollection of Bonnie's Birth
Bonita Darlene Mason was born on January 15, 1944. Brenda only remembers backing up to a wall in the living room and watching the ambulance bring Mom and Bonnie into the house. "We were living on Bankhead Highway at Addy Street. Mom told us many times that I came over to the bed and said "Let me see that thing!" I was 29 months old. "
Brenda and Wayne with Marjorie, Uncle Buford, Aunt Adeline. Buford Gardner was the brother of J. T. Daniel and they were the sons of Granny Izora Dawson's sister Ruth, who died when the boys were young.
Brenda recalls that after our car accident in 1961, Aunt Sally came to visit her at Georgia Baptist Hospital and was told that only family could visit at that time. She said, "I am family. I'm her Aunt Sally." and they let her in. Brenda recalls that we had hamburgers with Aunt Katherine and Aunt Sally during that time period.
Albert Ivey in the Phillipines, World War II.