Museum the New Llano Colony

Mary Harlow-Fay 


Family Information: Daughter of Francis W. and Pamela C. Fay.  


Pre-Colony History: In September 1933 the family was living in Massachusetts.

The family were new arrivals to the colony in early January, 1934 when they attended their first Psychological meeting.  

Home in Colony:  

Job in Colony: In 1934 she was preparing vegetables and serving food at the hotel dining room, along with Mrs. Mahler and her daughter, Hulda, Miss Linderman, Mrs. Murray, Arlene Watson, May Gossett, Doris Layer and Erma Hayes.

Other Info: In February 1934 she was taking stenography at the colony high school and was assisting Myrtle Bradshaw at the main office.

In April 1934 she participated in the Easter program at the colony theater.

Also that month -- the scene at the hotel dining room included Chet Page changing the numbers on the line-up board; Motherly Mrs. Wright wiping the trays, handing one out to each in the dinner line; colonists filling food tins for those at home. The girls and boys behind the counter; Mrs. Watson and Sylvester forking out spuds, boiled or baked; those nice kids filling glasses of water and shuffling stacks of cornbread. Mrs. Matz grinning over her 20-gallon pot of fine Hungarian soup; Mary Fay keeping her braids out of the gravy as she twirled in the serving line; and Lafe Murray, assistant chef, snipping off scraps of meat and getting the tip nipped off his finger for punishment.  

Post-Colony History: In April 1934 a lovely gathering was held at the home of Frank Brough, another New Englander, to "God-speed" the Fay family to Norfolk, Connecticut where they hoped to arrange their affairs over the next few months and return to the colony in the fall.

Attendees enjoyed music, games and a wonderful lunch. They included: Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Archer, Drs. Robert K. and Cecil C. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Matz, Mrs. Maki, Smith Sanford, DeForest Sanford, George Leevey, Wm. Bingham, Dennis Stanley, Forest R. Waters, Mary Emery and the Brough family, consisting of Margaret, William and Frank.  


Sources: "Llano Colonist": September 16, 1933, January 6, 1934, February 3, 1934, April 7, 1934, April 14, 1934, April 21, 1932, April 28, 1934


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