Grampa Clarence Freeman died in 1960.
They had lived in Muncie and Indianapolis, before the whole clan
settled in French Lick, Indiana in 1961. Good place for golf.
Heard that Dillinger swung a six-iron there... but anyway.
There were seventeen-count-'em-seventeen
Freeman children, of which Merrill was the third.
(That would be my father-in-law, my friends. Alissa's dad.)
We had the pleasure of meeting nearly the entire family in 1997.
Unfortunately, Uncle Claire & Aunt Leatha had passed away some time before.
Gramma Edith passed away soon after the reunion we'd attended in French Lick.
Alissa had a sixth-sense about going to the reunion: I didn't have a choice, we had to go.
She was right.