JULY 27, 1890 TO JUNE 22, 1966
Carla, Elizabeth Ann, Daisy Swanson, Palma Sipprell, Jean Quistorff
Jim Sipprell, Albert Swanson, Art Sipprell, Fred Quistorff, Jim Quistorff
Memories from Jean Quistorff:
Memories from Jean Quistorff:
was born in Au Claire, Wisconsin. The Lee family moved to Everett in
Palma was born in Au Claire, Wisconsin. The Lee family moved to Everett in 1901.
met Jim Sipprell, her future husband, as a student at Everett High.
Quistorff remembers her mother
a stay ¨Cat- home wife and mother.
twin boys arrived, Jim and Art, her life style changed a bit.
Jean followed a couple of years later.
the grandkids remember celebrating Christmas with their Grand-dad and Grandma.
tells the story of Santa arriving late one year because he fell over the
driveway wall and lost part of his stuffing as he came crashing down on the
Palma Lee Sipprell by Carla Quistorff Pfaff I remember more stories from Grandma because she stayed with us when she had a broken leg while we lived on Bainbridge Island. I was in my first year of college. She talked about growing up in Everett with her 3 sisters and 4 brothers. She told about one Sunday that her dad wanted the whole family to go for a walk. She did not want to go. I think she said she wanted to go with Jim Sipprell. Her dad made her go with the family. While they were outside all dressed up in their coats and hats, someone took a picture of the whole group. Palma was still mad about having to go with the family wt she did not smile. I remember seeing the picture. I don't know if Art had the picture or if Mom has it. She talked about playing basketball in high school (she loved sports). She said there was a controversy at the high school about whether the girls could wear bloomers to play in. The administration wanted the girls to wear skirts. The woman PE teacher said it was more fun for everyone watching especially when they fell down if they were wearing skirts. The girls got to wear bloomers. Palma was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She remembered one winter when the snow was on the ground and it was very cold out - too cold to go out and play their mother said. However, their mother had hung the wash out on the line that morning. Brownie, one of their horses, was out in the yard and got to feeling playful. He grabbed one of the sheets off the line and carrying it in his mouth, he raced around and around the house with it. The kids ran from window to window watching him and laughing. That sure livened up a dull day. When she was about 8 years old they moved to Everett by train. She remembered when the train was stopped somewhere, the conductor saying "Make way for the Lee party". She did not remember why they were stopped. Grandma was a good seamstress. By the time I was big enough to want to sew, her eyes were bad enough she did not sew anymore. Mom said she had a wonderful sense of style and color. She thought she could have been an interior decorator. They both liked football games. They always rooted for UW and the 49ers. Grandma was all Norwegian heritage. Twins ran in Grandma's family. She had twin uncles back in Wisconsin - big guys well over 6 feet tall. One of her sisters had two sets of twins (I believe) and she had Jim and Art (fraternal twins). Grandma went to the University of Washington after high school, where she pledged a sorority. She showed me her yearbook with her picture in it.
They all had Gibson girl hairdoes. When they went home for the weekends, they had to take the ferryboat to Everett. They would do lots of singing to pass the time. I remember both of them singing when we would travel in the car somewhere. They knew lots of songs by heart. "Moonlight Bay" was one. Grandma had terrible migraine headaches. She also had two sisters who had them and several of her nieces had them.1947 Palma Sipprell & Elizabeth Ann Sipprell