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George and Alice Fredette

My great-grandparents were George and Alice Fredette (parents of my grandmother, Edith Marie Fredette Yops). They met for the first time in Bay City, Michigan, which was the location of their first home.

Before they were married, George was an ice man. He sold ice that was cut off from Saginaw Bay. He'd sell the ice off the ice wagon that would go around the community. Alice worked at a laundry doing ironing in Bay City, MI at a hotel.
For Thanksgivings, the family would have goose instead of turkey because "Dad (George) didn't like it".

George made a homemade radio for the household. It was a chest out of wood, with dials, and included electricity. George would try to pick up stations. My grandma (a young girl then) said that it would squeak a lot, but it would work...sometimes.

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