Margaret Augusta Thume (1/8/1909 - 6/6/2007)
Born in Trappe, MD, she was daughter of George Washington
and Georgianna Hynson Greenwood. She had 11 other brothers
and sisters: Helen, William Bishop, Lee, Fred, Woodrow,
Elizabeth, Warner, Milton, William, Stella, and Bishop.
With a family that big, there wasn't much to go around at Christmas:
But I'll tell you before we get to that one, when we were home, we'd get this
stocking with an orange and an apple in it and a little bit of hard candy. That was
what we got for Christmas.
She got married on her 18th birthday in 1927 to Charles Thume. They farmed for awhile
but it was hard work and they lost everything due to a combination of the Depression and
Charles getting a bad back from carrying sacks of grain at Trappe Landing. While
raising their children, Sue and Melvin, Margaret took odd jobs and Charles started
doing carpentry work.
It's been a challenge to organize this properly. There are still more stories
about Margaret's childhood and life in another section of this website I call "Memories". Here,
you'll find stories about her parents, her brothers and sisters, her husband, her
cooking, playing cards, and other things. Here they're arranged in the order that she
told them to me. I may redo this but for the moment, please bear with me.