1953

Elisabeth ‘Betsy’ Riddle Ruderfer writes, “Emil and I are taking our 11-year-old grandson, Eli, to the Normandy Beaches in June. It is the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Eli is very interested in World War II history, and we look forward to a memorable experience. I am fortunate to have found a way to pay tribute to American history through a regular ‘gig’ singing the great old songs of the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s with a local band.”