Corrine Linnea McCulloch was born February 11, 1921 in Sheyenne, North Dakota. Her parents were Gus and Charlotte Swenson. She had no sisters or brothers.
Her father farmed and operated a telephone station. He was a hard worker and he had high standards for work. They enjoyed going to the fairs and quiet movies.
Her mother worked at home. Her mother passed away when she was 5. They enjoyed spending quality time with each other.
Corrine grew up in Sheyenne, North Dakota, she lived on a farm and then they moved to town. Their house had central telephone office. It had 5 rooms in it and it was a white house.
She went to school in Sheyenne in a three-story building. It held the elementary through high schools. She liked school because she made a lot of friends and she liked the teachers. Her favorite subject was history. Her classes were math, English, history, writing, health, music, drama, and P.E. She enjoyed sports, music, and cheerleading. She is proud that the school is still standing.
Her best friend was Alice Kennedy. She liked her because they liked the same things. Corrine and her friends played baseball, played on the playground equipment, played with dolls, made mud pies, and played house. Her toys were dolls, roller skates, ice skates, jacks, checkers, and marbles. Her favorite adventures were going to Sully’s Hill for picnics, feeding the ducks there, and playing games. Her favorite pets were rabbits. She liked them because they raised them. They didn’t have names.
Her chores were dishes, dusting, mopping, ironing, and in time operating the switch board.
The year it was when she was my age was 1930. What she remembers most about being my age is that she was in school and spending time with her grandma and aunts. They also got electricity, radio, and lights.
She went to college at the University of North Dakota. Her first job was nursing. She did nursing for most of her life and she liked it.
Corrine got married on July 22, 1952. Her husband is Eugene McCulloch. They had 2 children, Dawn and Scott. Her children got married and now she has 7 grandchildren.
Her hobbies are sports, cards, crocheting, and traveling. She has traveled to Swede, Korea, France, England, Germany, Denmark, and Canada.
The funniest thing that happened to her was trying to speak in a foreign country. The happiest thing that happened was having grandchildren. The saddest thing was losing her mom.
The special people who influenced her life were her teachers in high school by raising her self-esteem. The person she admired most was President Franklin Roosevelt.
The most important events in her life were the World’s Fair in Chicago and World War Two. Many friends and relatives went to the war.
Written in 2002 by Corrine’s 9 year old granddaughter, Merridy Preble
Corrine, age 94, of Forsyth, passed away at Rosebud HealthCare Center on Sunday, May 17, 2015. A public visitation will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Graveside services will follow the visitation at 2 pm in the Forsyth Cemetery.
Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth is assisting the family with these arrangements and condolences may be sent by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.