|Catherine & Paul Sanetra square dancing|
I love this picture of my great grandparents! This weekend, I was asking their son Richard Sanetra about some of his pictures. I will start posting pictures with stories as I learn them.
Today, Phoenix, Arizona, is a big city, with lots of roads and buildings. It's been fascinating to see pictures my grandfather had of Phoenix (and the surrounding area) in the mid 1940's. Lots of sand and dirt! They used to ride their horses to the store, in places that are now highways. A lot can change in 70 years!
This picture was taken in the 1950's. Paul and Catherine were in a square dancing group in Phoenix. Not professional, they just got together for fun. There were about 40-50 couples. Catherine sewed her dancing outfits, matching outfits for she and her husband. Western style shirts were pretty popular then. People paid Catherine to make men's western shirts. She got about 35$ for making a shirt, in the 1950's, which is pretty good money. Catherine and Paul loved dancing and had a lot of fun square dancing with their friends.