Beatrice Elizabeth Hunter Crain (1903-1971)
Here is my aunt Bee, my father’s only sister. Her real name Beatrice Elizabeth but to some of younger brothers Beatrice was a mouth full – her nickname was “Bee”.
As you can see, Bee was a very stylish lady. The above pictures were probably taken when she worked for Southern Bell. I am pretty sure she is the on the right of the vehicle picture. See the fir coat draped over the door of the car? I assume it is the same coat in the other picture.
Bee married a local businessman, Spencer Crain who owned several local businesses, a car lot, bonding company, rental, and probably more. Bee gave birth to five children and they lived in big house with a big yard. It was big enough to have family reunions and wakes there.
I remember my grandmother lying in her casket in their living room. My grandfather died a couple of years later and I don’t remember a wake for him in the Crains’ house, but I think there probably was.
Bee had a maid. She was motherly lady. I forgot her name, I think it was something like Hattie. Many years later when at the Marietta Post Office I worked with a guy named Sam. One day we were talking and we both realized out what a small town Marietta was back then. His mother was Bee’s maid.