The Andrews Sisters, LaVerne - Mound, Minnesota
by Mary T. Mills
(Crescent City, CA)
Me: My 80th Birthday Picnic
It was the summer of 1945. My friends and I were to be High School sophomores. We had made the trip to Lake Minnetonka to visit my grandfather. We decided to hike to Mound for a lark. We were in the best of spirits when my friends started yelling, "I can't believe it! Look, it's the Andrews Sisters!" They took off running. I looked, sure enough, it was.
The Andrews Sisters rose in fame about the time of the second world war. They made so many wonderful records about the life of the GI's and generously gave their time and themselves to the cause of entertaining the "boys". The "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" being the most famous recording. They were a household word.