Evelyn C. Smith: Memoirs

Audio tape memories
In 1985 my mother Maxine Louise Smith (Keller) interviewed Evelyn C. Smith in her nursing home near the end of her life. We kids called Ms. Smith "Aunty A". She is often considered the matriarch of the Smith Family. Just brief highlights of her life would include serving in World War I as a nurse, running the very profitable Smith Bros. caviar business and restaurants, and the inventor of the fish sandwich. I used to sit and listen to her stories for hours. And, boy-oh-boy, she would enjoy telling stories for hours, "don't you know" (which was one of her lines she would repeat often)!

These stories were originally recorded on cassette tape. I have digitized them and made them available as MP3s. If you want the original WAV files that are slightly better quality (or the tapes!) let me know. They are on three tapes:
Speeches
In addition, Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. It starts with a letter to her family.

Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. It starts with a letter to her family.
Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. It starts with a letter to her family (above).

Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. Page 1.
Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. Page 1 (above).

Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. Page 2.
Page 2 (above).

Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. Page 3.
Page 3 (above).

Evelyn C. Smith was often asked to speak about her interesting life. Here is her handwritten notes for a devotion to be given at the United Church Circle Meeting 1973 December 15th. The topic was based upon her first hand experiences serving as a nurse in World War I in France and a "false armistice" that was announced prior to the real one on November 11th. Page 4.
Page 4 (above).

Enjoy!