Audrey Mae SpencerSpencer Historical CemeteryHenry Straight / William Spencer Family Cemetery
Vaughn Historical CemeterySpencers of East Greenwich, RI
1 February 2004

Heather: What did you think of Dad’s mother?

Audrey: Milton’s mother (Annie [née Walton] MacDonald) was a big woman and I wasn’t too happy with her heaviness, but she had a sweet face and she was always smiling and very nice. Dad and I would go to his home late at night after the dances, and Grandma Mac (Annie MacDonald), she would get up and make johnny cakes for us. The johnny cakes were about the size of a half dollar and I loved her johnny cakes the best! She worked for the Coward family and Mrs. Coward was rich and flighty but Grandma Mac, she got along fine with Mrs. Coward.

(Heather:  I was really astonished when I learned that when the Coward daughter grew up, she gave her son the middle name of MacDonald after our Grandmother MacDonald! How impressive!  The daughter named her child after our grandmother who was the child-care provider and housekeeper.)

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