Leo, Jr., Ronald, Gordon, Donna Jean, Patrick, Jack, Robert, Michael, Delores, Rosemary, Terrance, and Dorothea's step-son, Sydney McCann
Dorothea Schuler McCann
During the 1920s, the McCann's lived in the second floor apartment at 720 Mound Street, sharing the house with Mrs. Fannie Schmedemenn who lived on the first floor. Dorothea McCann is described as being "fair-complected with hazel eyes and dark brown hair." She is also described by her children as being "wonderful and very patient and understanding," a virtue that made it possible for the children to be raised in the Catholic Church, like their father, and not Methodist as she was raised. Despite the often crowded conditions in the McCann household, Dorothea always made sure there was room for Terrance, Bernard and Charles McCann, the children's uncles, when they needed a place to stay.
"... needless to say, Ma wore an apron most of the day, maybe because it seemed that she cooked all day long. Vitale's taught her how to make the best Italian spaghetti you ever tasted. To serve with it was a portion of the six loaves of bread she baked every third day. Another specialty was Swiss pear bread. We called it Biera Brot. Aside from the cooking, and everything else on her mind, Ma always had time to sit and listen to what we had to say. I don't remember either Ma or Dad ever having to discipline us. If they did, it probably meant a curfew. When we were little, Christmas was spent at our maternal grandparent's farm in Oregon. Dad had a black buick touring car with shades. Ma always sat in the front seat with him. We had two brown and black water spaniels. They must have been Italian 'cause they sure loved Ma's spaghetti."
Gordon McCann, son
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