Hazel collected bone China cups and saucers. With all the parish moves she and Ralph made, it's amazing that the delicate collection has lasted all these years. Hazel's collection has been distributed amongst her daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters, each choosing to keep the pieces that remind them the most of Hazel.
She even made the Fairmont newspaper with her lovely collection!
Hazel was famous throughout the family for making the best dill pickles, sweet pickles, and beet pickles.
Here is a hand written excerpt from her recipe book.
One of Hazel's personal accomplishments, was attending Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illimois
and receiving her Christian Workers Certificate in 1940. Here are her transcripts and certificate.
Hazel waited seven long years for Ralph to complete college and seminary before they could marry.
Here is their wedding invitation and a list of wedding gifts.
Here is a poem from her scrapbook about being a "preacher's wife"
Hazel attended Hazel High School in rural South Dakota. Even though the class was very small, they covered all
the traditional high school activities, sports, music, class plays, etc. Hazel played the drum in band, played on the
girls basketball team, and had a part in the senior class play. Here are some excerpts from her high school scrapbook.