Sarah Smiles

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA -

ried in a chapel in Cor­pus Christi, Texas on the same day Bud was com­mis­sioned, Au­gust 2, 1944. He was on a 20 day leave and they lived on the base in a nuon­set hut. He had for­warded money to her sis­ter, hather­ine to pur­chase the en­gage­ment ring.

Bud Carter was a 1st it. Marine in the Air Corps and she is proud that his name is com­mem­o­rated on the Veter­ans Me­mo­rial.

World War II saw the Marine Corps’ air arm ex­pand rapidly and ex­ten­sively.

While Bud was serv­ing in the South 3DFL­fiF WKHDWUH DQG LQ &KLQD, 6DUDK com­pleted her de­gree, taught in the Mor­risville schools and sub­sti­tuted in Bris­tol Town­ship.

When her sol­dier hus­band re­turned from the war, he worked in a lab at the US Steel Mill and Sarah did some ac­count­ing work in the Bris­tol Freight 2IfiFH RQ 3RQG 6WUHHW LQ WKH VuPPHUV. “The freight train was still on the ground then, on the street level.”

They bought prop­erty on Old Or­chard iane near the iower Bucks Hospi­tal. Sarah re­called Bud’s words, ‘I think I could build a house’. “He built a lot of it af­ter he bought a book on how to build a house.”

They raised their three chil­dren there. The el­dest is Delaware res­i­dent, Mor­ris Eu­gene Carter who re­tired from HUD; their late son, go­nathan, and their daugh­ter, Sarah hather­ine “Sally”.

Sarah is wid­owed and cur­rently re­sides with Sally and her hus­band, Thomas St. Clair Carter, a mem­ber of the fam­ily who owns the Wil­liam H. Carter Funeral home. Their daugh­ter, Dr. Caitlin Sarah Carter, who will be mar­ried in gune, was a re­cent BHS Vale­dic­to­rian and Sarah pre­sented her with the Grundy gold medal she had been awarded at her grad­u­a­tion.

Sarah smiles as she shares her fond mem­o­ries of grow­ing up in his­toric Bris­tol on the Delaware.

“Great Aunt Sarah lived on Pond Street and I re­mem­ber swing­ing on the porch swing. Ev­ery­one called each other by Mrs.”

6uPPHU GDyV wHUH fiOOHG wLWK SODyLQJ MDFNV and jump rope, and tea par­ties with her dolls.

“My mother al­ways baked her tra­di­tional Welsh cur­rant bread in a big pan and then she added more to the recipe, like dried fruit and raisins and she made what the English called ‘plum pud­ding’.”

They shopped at the ianza Ital­ian Bak­ery on Pond Street and at the Frank’s and Caucci’s cor­ner stores on iafayette and Pond Streets to buy gro­ceries.

Sarah [El­lis] and 1st Lt. Mor­ris “Bud” Carter, Oct. 1944.

Sarah Al­ida [El­lis] Carter

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