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I was going through some old photos one day and found this one from 1934 of my late sister-in-law Gladys, posing with Robert Wadlow, the famous “Alton Giant” who visited her school in Trenton IL. The little girl is Gladys Darlene Kaufman Schmeder who was born in 1927 and spent the majority of her life in Belleville IL. She later married Clyde W. Schmeder and mother of Dorothy Schmeder Stewart, and Larry and Steve Schmeder. Her family thought you would enjoy this picture!

Patty shared her story at Southwestern Illinois College, Senior Programs, in Belleville IL, on June 13, 2018. Thank you Patty!

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