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.
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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.”
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“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