Friday, September 11, 2015

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Duck

Hobart Centennial
(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.

Handwritten on the back of the original:
Mayme Fleck and Mrs. Ed. Fleck
Centennial Parade
July, 1947.
We've previously met Mayme (Brand) Fleck. For the Hobart Centennial parade, she dressed up as a clown and had a duck walking with her. The poor duck got so tired that she had to carry it. She was pretty tired herself, as those big feet were hard to walk in — so her daughter tells me.

Mrs. Ed Fleck had been Auvergne Thomas when she married Edmund Fleck in Starke County in 1917 (Indiana Marriage Collection). They lived in Hobart from the 1920 Census onward.

This photo was taken on Third Street, west of the bridge. In the background you can see the sign of the Tower Mobilgas filling station.

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