Chester Jackson Family
Myra & Beulah in Ovid
From Myra's return to Ovid in 1910 she lived first with her parents (Chester and Eliza), and then after Chester's death in 1930 with her mother alone in the large Jackson house in Ovid.
Richard Bates on Myra's life with her parents in Ovid:
Although home from time to time, and we may presume often over the summers, Beulah did not move back until her 1945 retirement. (Richard Bates's comment: "In truth, she never left home. Her bedroom in the Ovid house was her home, as Myra's, across the hall was hers. Beulah rented an apartment in Grand Rapids, but came 'home' as much as she could. Beulah pretty much stayed out of the kitchen when home for the summer because Myra and her mother disdained her cooking skills. Grandma was the chief cook and with fresh eggs, milk from the cows and vegetables out of the garden, made superb dishes with flavors you may never have encountered. However, we had only seafood from the Great Lakes, plus oysters and the beef from cows no longer milkable. Veal was plentiful.")
We know little of their time in Ovid over this time. There was the burning of the Jackson barn, for which we have Myra's account and mea culpa. Letters contain various little vignettes regarding the apple crops, new dogs, dogs' behavior, etc., but little that sheds light on major events and developments.