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ME and Amelia Earhart article - Taught Her To Ride Bike Atchison Woman And A.&....
Taught Her To Ride Bike Atchison Woman And A.&. VJeve Close 3xiends 3vom Childhood One of Amelia Earhart's closest friends in Atchison was Mrs. Fay E. Berridge, 703 North Fifth street. They were playtimes, attended school and Sunday school together, and kept in touch with each other through the years. Mrs. Berridge is the former Wary Elisabeth Campbell, she recalls: "Because my mother was such a close friend of Mrs, Earhart and Amelia's grandmother, Mrs. A.G, Otis, we often, visited the Otis home." Amelia's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, and Mrs. Berridge's mother, Melissa Taliaferro Campbell were also girlhood friends and the picture of them accompanying this story was made when they were 18 years of age, Amelia Earhart and her sis ter, Muriel were always called r W J or bluff, east of the home. The : girls had wonderful parties. Mr. Earhart, being a railroad lawyer, rated a private car. I remember one occasion when the girls had a number of their friends on the car and we were served breakfast as the train was pulled out toward Effingham. "I recall, especially, a sleighing party. The occasion was a birthday, or something. The children attending rode out 5" into the. country in a large box sielgn witn sides. When we returned to the Otis house Mrs. Earhart read to us in front of the fireplace, Then we had our dinner. "At the Otis home you went back through a glass -enclosed passageway to a round dining room mat nad windows all the me how to ride a hicv- wav around. There wasn't an- 'Millie and 'Moonie 'bv their cle. Thev were always fun anH ether dinino mm lilw rhnt in playmates, according to Mrs. nice to play with. We had agreat Atchison. It wasn't used as a Berridge, lime roller skating on the ce- dining room after the Otis Mrs, Berridge recalls: ment on the north side of the faintly sold the house. ine narnart girts were a utis nouse. It was always a very hos- *m little older but Ihey lei me "Millie and Mooniu had a fine pitable house and family. 1 heard thc-rt ind playhouse down over the hill, my mother say she never went navc "On Sundays [ accompanied movie in the afternoon, the Earhart girls to Sunday Mrs. Berridge recalls that school at Trinity Episcopal Amelia had bought a plane of church. Their grandfather Otis her own. She had an accident was a staunch tpiscopallan and with the plane, Amelia invited a friend of Bishop Vail, the first her to the airport to fly down bishop of the Episcopal diocese to Riverside for lunch. But when of Kansas. they arrived the plane was not "I must have been from S quite ready. Just for fun thev to 8 years old during the time both dressed up In Amelia's the Exhort girl, lived here, flying togs-helmets, glasses. ne uvea at Ntntn and Kansas and all--and posed for pictures e v together. Amelia Earhart was never After Amelia s first historic in school here after the sixth Atlant c flight In 1928, Mrs. grade. She was two years ahead Berridge loaned the photos to a of me at the College Prepara- reporter for the Kansas City tory School, which ran from the Journal. Post and they were first grade through high school, never returned, Oroduaies of the schoo attend- In recalling her impression of cd such schools as We Isley and Amelia, Mrs. Berridge said, Harvard. Miss Sarah Walton She was lots of fun, a live- was one of Amelia s teachers, wire, but kind and considerate, Mrs, Barlow (Helen Scoflcld) and unselfish. She was actlv had gone to Barstow's school in but stm lad>UUe, well-man Kansas City to teach The school ncredi very feminine and had ran through June, 1914, charming speaking voice." "1 recall others who attend- cd the school when Amelia was MRS. FAY BERRIDGE TAKEN WHEN THEY Were 18 years of age is this photo of Melissa Taliaferro (left) and Amy Otis, mother of Mrs. Fay Berridge, Atchison, and Amelia Earhart. Later Amy Otis was wed to E.S. Earhart and Melissa Taliaferro was married to Dr, D.W, Campbell, Atchison physician. The phoio is the property of Mrs, Berridge. use their roller skates without being asked to house was Ur^e--butevenlook> something 10 eat, The eri more so tu me as a child ***¥¥*¥¥****¥¥*¥****¥****¥**¥***^^ ihere. They Include Miss Edra WHAI..ES VANISHING Lake, Mrs, I-onnleChllds, Mrs. Georgia Clark, Mrs, Virginia Nanalmo, B.C. Canada/AP)Fox Linley and her sister, Mrs. Gordon Pike, a member of the Marjorie Fox Wright. scientific committee of the 1n- In the fall of 1921 and spring tern.nional Whale Commission, of 1922 Mrs, Derrldge attended says whales will be exiinct in school in Los Angeles. She-and the Antarctic (n the next five to Amelia Earhart were constant 15 years unless whaling methods companions during this time,1 change, If they continue to be Amelia workeciforrhetelephotie caught at the present rate--p,ir- company and wuuld come down tlcularly by the Russians and to rhe school at noon for lunch, Japanese--there will be none in es lltey would :a«e in a tor commercial use, ne says,

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  1. The Atchison Daily Globe,
  2. 21 Jul 1963, Sun,
  3. Page 29

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