My mother, Christine, was the first child born to Delbert Wayne Miller and Icie Erdine Cunningham. These are the pictures of our mother which have come down to us.
Christine holding a bouquet of flowers on the front porch of their home, about age 2 1/2.
Christine Miller's High School Graduation Picture. 1934
Christine with a horse. Unknown date.
On the left, Christine and her sister, Faye (R). On the right, Christine posed with her cousin, Phyllis Derrick (L), daughter of Olia Cunningham Derrick - "Aunt Oli" - Grandma Icie's sister. Mid 1930s
On the left, Christine 1935 and on the right, Christine. 1937
Portrait of Christine Miller. 1938
Christine posed with an automoble and with lady friends on a road trip out of state.
Freer and Christine. 1939
Christine and Freer. Labeled her birthday 1 September 1940. They were married on 8 NOV 1940.
Freer and Christine first son Billy in Spring 1942. Euclid Avenue, Steubenville, Ohio.
Portrait of Private William Freer Milam and Christine with Billy, Spring 1943.
Corporal Milam and two year old son, Billy, Fall 1943.
Christine and Staff Sargeant Milam with family visit to the Garden of the Gods. 1945
Christine with Freer's mother, Girtha, who is holding baby Carol. Billy (L) & Bobby. Weirton. 1946
Freer digging the "footer" for their new house in the village of Wintersville, OH. 1946
Bob, Carol and Bill (L to R) in front of their new house in Wintersville. 1946 and 1947
Freer and Christine sitting on their new sofa. Interesting story about the dark green wall in the living room. Around the time their new house was built, they had discovered a house in Steubenville where at night one could see the dark green wall in the living room. We slowly drove by a number of times admiring it. Eventually Christine visited during the day and asked the lady of the house about the color. Nothing stopped my Mom! About 1949
Christmas in Freer and Christine's new home with brother Lakin and Clara. 1949
Freer and Christine playing pool in their recreation room. 1950s
Freer walled off about half the basement and finished the room with mahogany plywood and the tile ceiling. Later they added a lovely stone fireplace. It was a popular room for our friends especially during our high school years.
Christine was an advid gardener and was still taking care of her peony flowers and mowing the large lawn after Freer passed (1993). These photos were taken on 2 JUL 1995 when she was still going strong at age 80. Mom at first insisted that she take her hat off but then was amused that I wanted to capture her with the hat on.