|Verona abt. 2 years old|
|Verona abt. 5 years old.|
When Mother was about 5 years old she could sing and new all the verses to "America". Her Aunt Flora and Uncle Charley owned a mercantile store in Albion and Mother would stand on the counter and sing for the drummers (salesman) and customers and they would give her money. It got so she wouldn't sing unless she was given money first.