Personal History for judith borton
Title of Your AutobiographyMy Journey From Bondville ,Illinois to Rice Lake,WI
About the Author:JUDITH ROSEANNA FRITH (HILL, BORTON,AMUNDSON) BORTON
SEPTEMBER 9TH 1944 -?
I'VE HAD MANY PHASES OR CHAPTERS IN MY LIFE, MANY TOO MANY RELATIONSHIPS AND MARRIAGES, (3).
THAT IS WHAT MAKES UP MY LIFE STORY AS I ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN DANCING IN THE DARK!
If you would like to be contacted by someone who reads your biography, please include a current e-mail address. Remember, it is entirely up to you if you would like to make your biography public and it is entirely up to you if you would like to include your e-mail address for others to contact you.JUDY BORTON
Just The Facts
In a few pages, what is summary of your life story?1944 born in Urbana, Il. Mercy hospital,now Covenant hospital.
very poor in the fact we had very little money, but in all the chaos, we knew God existed, and was there for us and that things would always get taken care of somehow some way. 3 years old in a little house in Bondville, on route 10 one block away from the methodist church where we were baptized 1947. parents divorced 1949...family separated, I went to tolono with dad to stay with aunt Iva, Uncle Harley Adams( grandma Ollies brother, paternal side) Carol went with a family in Bondville, Bobbie spent two years in Cunningham home, I went to cunningham childrens home 1950.
the sum of my life has been "Broken Homes" and many homes.
not much stability. pregnant @ 15, married at 16, three kids in less 3 years, by the time I was 19.
5 children in 11 years total, grandmother @ 34 years of age
I'm now 63 and a great grandmother and will try to fill in the blank pages of those 64 years.
Please enter the date you began answering these questions.November 22, 2008
What is your name (first, middle, maiden name, last)? Do you like your name? If you could, would you choose another? What name would you choose? Who were you named for?Judith Roseanna Frith, (Hill, Borton,Amundson,Borton)
I was named for Judy Garland by my sister, and Roseanna from a farmer my dad worked for in Bondville, his daughter Roseanna Jacobs, (Tommy Jacobs- the farmer)
Your Family and Ancestry
List the names and birthdates of your mother, father, maternal grandmother, paternal grandmother, maternal grandfather, paternal grandfather and other great grandfathers and grandmothers. What did you call them?FATHER: EARL(BOB)WASHINGTON FRITH, BORN: BRODHEAD, KY, ROCK CASTLE COUNTY
GRANDFATHER:GEORGE WASHINGTON FRITH
MOTHER:SELMA RAMSEY BORN MARSHALL NC, MADISON COUNTY
GRANDMOTHER CARRIE (CLEMMONS) RAMSEY
GRANDFATHER RILEY GAINES RAMSEY
MOM, DAD, GRAMMA, GRAMPA
Do you have brothers and sisters? What are their names? When were they born? Do you remember the first time you saw them?CAROLYN SUE, APRIL 30TH, 1940
BOBBIE GAINES, NOVEMBER 27TH, 1942
Who were your best friends in your neighborhood? Do you still know them or know what happened to them?DIXIE LEE (REESE)HUXTABLE NOW, NEIGHBOR IN GARDEN PARK ARCADIA DR CHAMPAIGN ELEMENTRY (COLUMBIA) SCHOOL BEST FRIEND
GLENDA MARTIN 506 W BRADLEY ST CHAMPAIGN JR HIGH BEST FRIEND, BARB DORSETT ALSO BEST FRIEND IN JR HIGH, JANET KINCAID, CAROL KINCAID,
What sidewalk games did you play? Did you collect anything (bugs, baseball cards, marbles, etc.)?HOPSCOTCH, JUMP ROPE, JACKS, HIDE AND SEEK, KICK THE CAN, ANNIE, ANNIE OVER. CATCH EM AND KISS EM...
Did you have pets? What were their names? Were they usually strays? How did you acquire them?ROCKY, A TOY MANCHESTER, MY BEST FRIEND..
Do you remember having the chicken pox, mumps or other childhood diseases? Were you ever seriously ill as a child? Who took care of you?MUMPS WHEN I WAS IN CUNNINGHAM HOME, CHICKEN POX
Life in a Small Town
What was the name, state and population of your town?CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS 63,000
What was the main source of the town's income?THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Romance and Relationships
Do you remember your first kiss?YES, BUTCH STEWART AFTER A SCHOOL FAIR, HE WON ME A CAKE IN A CAKE WALK 1956 OR 1957
What kind of dating did you do in high school? What is your favorite kind of date - even now?I LEFT SCHOOL IN DECEMBER OF MY SOPHMORE YEAR...
WHEN WE WENT ON A DATE WE USUALLY FOUND A DANCE TO GO TO ,
THEY HAD TEENAGE DANCES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND DIFFERENT SMALL TOWNS . THEY WERE AT THE MOOSE OR TOWN HALLS,ETC.
WE WOULD SO GO TO MOVIES, DRIVE-IN MOVIES WERE A GOING THING BACK THEN. OR DRIVE AROUND AND DRINK SOME BEER ILLEGALY.
I STILL LIKE TO GO TO DANCES AND THE MOVIES IF YOU COULD FIND A DANCE FOR MY AGE GROUP IT WOULD BE THE BEST THING EVER!!
Were you always attracted to the same type of person? Did you like the strong, silent type, the bouncy blonde?I LIKED THE RUGGED TYPE THE GUYS WHO WORE LEVIS AND FLANNEL SHIRTS, JOHN WAYNE,ROBERT REDFORD, YEAH! TOBY KEITH
CONSTRUCTION GUYS, NOT SUIT AND TIE TYPE. OR THE PRISSY KIND ALWAYS COMBING THEIR HAIR AND LOOKING IN THE MIRROR.
Who was your first love? Did you think it was going to last? Who broke whose heart?JAMES EDWIN BAILEY, HE WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH MARCH 19TH,1959, I THOUGHT IT WAS FoREVER, MY HEART WAS BROKEN IN A MILLION PIECES...
march 2nd,2007 it has been 48 years this month and I feel like I'm stuck in time the memories of that loss is still so vivid in my mind. I'm still in touch with Jims mom Eileen and his sister Cecelia.
Eileen has a burial plot next to her final resting place where Jim is buried in Eastlawn cemetry in urbana ,Il.that she wants to give to me so I can be buried there also...
it is an area where I spend a lot of time in my eary years until I was in my twenties and my 3rd born daughter JuLie lives within in a few blocks and has a thriving beauty salon just north of the cemetry
Do you believe you can be in love more than once?I KNOW YOU CAN....AND HAVE BEEN THAT'S OBVIOUS,
I ALWAYS WORE MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE AND WAS SO INSECURE AND ALWAYS LOOKING FOR LOVE IF SOMEONE GAVE ME SOME ATTENTION I WAS SCHOCKED. WHEN I LOOK BACK I GUESS I WAS KIND OF POPLAR BUT, WITH THE WRONG CROWD, I SURE WISH I HAD BEEN MORE SELECTIVE, I JUST DIDN'T KNOW ANY BETTER AT THE TIME.
Did you know when you very first met your mate that this would be your life's partner? Did he/she know it?WHEN I GOT MARRIED AT 16 I DID THINK IT WAS FOREVER.. WE WERE WAAAY TO YOUNG TO BE MARRIED HE WAS ONLY 18 WE WERE JUST BABIES AND WAY TO IMMATURE, WE HADN'T EVEN HAD A CHANCE TO BE TEENAGERS, WE BOTH CAME FROM BROKEN HOMES AND NO ONE HAD REALLY GIVEN US ANY DIRECTION GROWING UP, JUST TWO LONELY KIDS LOOKING FOR A HOME, HOW SAD, LOOKING BACK MY HEART GOES OUT TO THOSE TWO AND THE CHILDREN THAT CAME FROM THAT RELATIONSHIP.
Describe your wedding, your outfit, your spouse's, your Mom's, your Dad's, the bridal party, the church or hall, the reception, the food. If more than one wedding - tell all!NOVEMBER 5TH, 1960 8:00 PM SATURDAY NIGHT
WEBBER STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST,URBANA,ILL
I HAD A DARK BLUE STRAIGHT STREET LENGHTH DRESS WITH A ROUNDED NECK, WITH BLUE FUR ON NECKLINE TO COMPLEMENT THE DRESS (MY SISTER BOUGHT it FOR ME)AND A LITTLE ROUND HAT THAT SAT ON THE CROWN OF MY HEAD WITH A SHORT NETTED VEIL.
BOB HAD ON A SHIRT AND DRESS PANTS. I HAD A WRIST CORSAGE, HE WORE A BOUTONNIERE ON HIE LAPEL.
MY MOTHER HAD ON A VERY NICE DRESS, MY FATHER WORE A SUIT,
THE REST HAD ON NICE DRESS CLOTHES IT WAS NOT A BIG WHITE WEDDING.
AUGUST 30TH, 1974 MORRIS ,ILL
SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1988 WWESLAYAN CHURCH, RICE LAKE,WI
Was there anything unusual in your wedding vows? Were your knees knocking? Who performed the ceremony?
MY SISTER WAS BRIDESMAID AND A LIFETIME FRIEND, MIKE SALTZGAVER, I HAD KNOWN SINCE WE WERE IN CUNNINGHAM CHILDRENS HOME STOOD UP FOR BOB AND ALWAYS HAD A CRUSH ON ME , HE HAD BEEN BORN WITH NO NECK BUT WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND , HE CRIED WHEN WE SAID OUR VOWS... I CAN'T REMBER THE PASTORS NAME ANY MORE.
HARVEY NASTROM MY FUTURE BROTHER-IN-LAW AT THE TIME WAS THERE, MY BROTHER BOBBIE AND HIS YOUNG NEW BRIDE, DINAH
BOBS MOTHER EDITH BELLE WINTJEN ,HOLLINGSWORTH,HILL
What pet name did you use for your children when they were babies? Did you keep using them, even when the children grew older?MICHELE MY BELLE FOM A BEATLES SONG FOR SHELLY
LISA BO BISA BANANA BO BANNANA OH LISA
JOE, JOE FROM KOKOMO
JULIE, I GOT YOU BABE
Did any of your kids have an imaginary friend growing up? Were they afraid of the boogeyman or the monster under the bed? What was your children's favorite bedtime story or poem?SHELLY HAD DEBBIE
CINDEE HAD THIMEY