Dale Forbus Hogle has lived her whole life close to the home she was born in on Magnolia Boulevard eight decades ago. Born to Alvero Shoemaker and Lady Willie Forbus, she and her sister Alvara experienced Magnolia in the years before the boulevard was paved, when live ponies kept by a family living in her neighborhood provided rides for the children and picking wild black caps was a summer chore for her mother’s yearly batch of blackberry jam.
Dale Forbus-Shoemaker is ready for first day of school. No matter their financial situation, her mother always saw to it they had a few new things to wear, making it a special time of year. Living on the Boulevard in the 20s meant classes at Magnolia School. (Courtesy of Forbus Family)