Andris Genealogy (Darquennes)
 Hirsch's Churches
 Ludwig Cemetery
 Sitka Cemetery
 Jim's Garrett
 Lorene Andris
    Franklin Sullivan and Clara Noe (parents)
    What I did as a child
    Learning about health
    First airplane, radio, appliances, life then
    When I first became aware of prejudice
    How we started the store in 1963
    Vignettes from my mother other times
 Trip to Germany
 Interactive Map


Lorene Andris, Mother

Ella Lorene Sullivan Andris

Lorene at 4 yearsMy mother is easily the most important person in my life. As I have grown older, one of the great joys of knowing her has been to help her remember and honor her past. I wish I had started sooner and been more careful about these details. A couple of times, she has written down stories for me, and I have interviewed her many times. I also have access to her photograph collection. So here is my reconstruction of her story, as much in her own words as I can manage.