Today, I'm featuring a photo of my great-grandmother, Jessie Burrows. I just realized that I had completely forgotten to post a picture of the person with all the post cards. Jessie was born in 1887, the youngest of four children, to Charles and Erie Burrows. Her father was an early Police Chief of Wichita, Kansas. She attended Friends University and taught at Stella Friends Academy in Cherokee, Oklahoma, a frontier school. In 1909, she married my great-grandfather, Will Benton, a boy who lived down the street back in Wichita. They first moved to Florida and for a time ran a celery farm, but a transportation failure one year caused them to return to Kansas and then eventually make their way out to California. Eventually they settled in Laguna Beach, California, and ran a diner called Benton's Coffee Shop, down by the ocean. Jessie Benton was particularly known for her good pies. Jessie and Will raised five children together, but her life was cut short when she was killed by a drunk driver in 1960.