- Margaret was an avid gardener, growing hundreds (if not thousands) of yellow daffodils every spring.
Owings Stone II's favorite memory of his "Nana" is when, after dishing out all of the ice cream in the freezer, his "Pop-pop" left to go buy more. As soon as the door closed behind him, Nana leaned conspiratorially over her bowl and confided in her grand-children. "I like to stir it until it's runny," she said. "And then drip it on my tongue. But I have to do it when your Pop-pop isn't around because he won't let me do it."
Nana made many stuffed animals, especially Winnie the Pooh and friends. Owings 2 used to "Eskimo" kiss his Pooh Bear until the black felt nose would rub off. Only Nana was allowed to sew on a new one!
Owings1 first saw Margaret walking down the street in his home town of Emmitsburg as he was walking into a doctor's office (he was going to have a boil lanced, how embarassing). He had no idea who she was but he found her very attractive. Little did he know that his mother had rented out a room to the new teacher (Owings was at home, attending college I believe). They stayed up late talking, sitting across from each other on matching cedar chests in the upstairs hallway.
1920: In 1920 Margaret was living with her parents Thomas and “Maggie”, her sister Elizabeth and her uncle Thomas Maynard (a.78) in the town of Liberty, Frederick Co., Md.
Founder of the Red Church Day School, Barrington, RI, in 1951. The Red Church is the large brick Episcopal church in the center of Barrington.