Larry Mallette Sometime in the 1920s my grandmother, Mary Willis McSwain Rambo, arranged to have her youngest sister, Lottie Lucille Willis (b. 1906, KY), admitted to the National Jewish Sanitarium in Denver for the treatment of tuberculosis. Lottie's roommate at the sanitarium was Freda Freed (this is how my grandmother spelled Frieda). Freda remained friends with my grandmother and (great) Aunt Lottie for the rest of their lives. I do not know that this is the same Freda, but Lottie (1906) and Freda (1908) were almost the same age. I have put up four pictures of Freda, two with my grandmother, Mary Rambo. Her daughter, my aunt Sue said that Freda "later moved to California and nursed at City of Hope." I believe these photos were taken during a sailing trip to Avalon, Catalina Island, 1952. Would love to hear from family members of the Freda, to see if she was my family's friend. e-mail to mallette at WT dot NET.
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