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The History of Union City, Oklahoma


April 1884

By Leo A. Demmer

October 1986

Page 9

During World Was II Kate worked at Mustang Field. She started as dishwasher and soon was chief salad maker. Later she became guard at the entrance gate. Her boss said that Kate could really shake them down.

Kate learned the art of sewing and tailoring. She made ladies suits by turning and redoing those outgrown by husbands, sons, or brother. She done all this for $5.00 each.

In 1955 Kate helped organize the Union City Grow and Give Flower Club. This club was active for 28 years and during this time she missed two meetings because of family funerals.

She was not sure when she became active in home extension work but her name is recorded in the Union Workers 1958 year book. She was a part of this group for the rest of her life.

No one knows when or how Kate learned to grow and arrange and judge flowers. Her beautiful flowers were shared with anyone wanting or needing them. They were frequent prize winners at fairs and other exhibitions. She judged floral arrangements at the Canadian County fairs and neighboring counties.

Kate did table decorations for Union City dinners and banquets. This she always did for the Union City Lions Club, of which she was a honorary member, and also for any and all school functions. For 35 years she made flora; decorations, bridal bouquets, and corsages for weddings. She believed that young people should have every encouragement possible toward a stable marriage. Her flowers always looked professional and beautiful. She always done this free of charge.

At 95 Kate still gardened and shared the fruit of her labor with others. When she was reminded of the dangers to her health while working in the summer sun she said, "If I die in my flower bed with a hoe in my hand, just remember I was where I wanted to be, doing what I wanted to do."

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