Nelle, Horace and Jennie

Nelle Stake, Horace Coffin, and Jennie Fleagle

Nelle Stake, Horace Coffin, and Jennie Fleagle

This photo of three of the Coffin siblings — the three that I actually met — came to me recently from the collection of my cousin Nancy. But I like how Nancy’s ex-husband, my cousin Don Stake, annotated this image, so I’ll turn it over to him. -mdf

This photo was probably taken by me at Horace’s house (a quadraplex owned by him) at 412 Veterans Blvd in Westwood CA. He desired that we call him “Dick”. The photo could have been taken in the fall of 1970 but more likely in 1972 because, before, we didn’t have a car big enough to carry so many people. If this was the case then the photo would have been taken on the weekend of Sept 9, 1972 because we had gathered there to attend the Nebraska/UCLA football game at the LA coliseum. It’s a bit hazy how we all got there but I remember that my Dad (Earl) was there along with my Mom (Nelle) and aunt Jenny and you, Nancy, with our three children. That would have been tight even for our big, new Chevy Caprice. Nebraska lost the game 17 – 20 on a last second field goal. The actor Mark Harmon was the quarterback for UCLA. Trivia details that we can’t seem to forget while I can’t remember Dick’s wife’s name.* On the other hand, did you notice in the photo that my Mom and aunt Jenny are sharing a single pair of white gloves? Sisters!”

Image archive ID:
20160128-001_coffinsiblings

About the physical photograph:
Nothing written on back

*Nancy says Dick’s wife, not pictured here, was named Jessie and she died in 1977.

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