Leona - Louis Edward, Jr. - Lou
Our first son, Louis Edward Butler, Jr. was born during my first football season on September 27, 1946. All was well with Mother and child at first. He was a healthy redhead like Leona’s mother and several of my people. However, shortly after we got him home, he couldn’t keep anything in his stomach and we discovered a muscle was wrapped around the entrance to his stomach. This wouldn’t allow the food to enter, so it would come right back up. He was operated on and the muscle was cut allowing the tube to open to allow the food to enter his stomach. As soon as this was accomplished, he began to grow.
Because this was the first grandchild for both sets of our parents, and Leona’s mother was selling in the children’s department at Crews Beggs Dry Goods Store (later to become Joslins), he got lots of attention and lots of cute clothes. He grew very quickly and was the pride of both families.