|Harry 'Hap' Fleming |
|Band Leader Lee Angelo|
|The Band's 36 Olds Station Wagon|
|Guy Winger Combo with |
Annis and Hap Fleming,
Florence and Guy Winger
|Crawford County Historical Society|
|SAR Logo for |
|Author James Jones|
|Carol Lombard & Clark Gable|
|Wine Painting by Hap Fleming|
Regrettably this happens all too often. So a few pointers; make sure, if you are the person designated to receive a loved one’s memory books, it’s put in writing and you have a copy. If those items are truly gone, try to recreate what you remember was there. Contact anyone you can remember who might still have photos or mementos of those earlier times. This applies not only to those who have recently passed, but ancestors from generations back. The Internet makes detective work more possible and much easier now. You’ll be surprised what is out there.
|Club Trocadero Menu|
|Article on Lee Angelo Band|
newspaperarchives.com for any relevant clippings and articles. Although I haven’t located the actual 1930’s articles about his band, I did rediscover this write up done in the Indiana, Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper. This came out in December 2000 when Brian and I were spending the holidays with Hap. He told me stories about the ‘Big Band days’ yet again, and finding this helped to jog my memory on other anecdotes he had shared with me throughout the years.
|We lost Hap on November 20, 2003. |
He was 92.
|Harry 'Hap' Fleming|
(Special thanks to Tim and Jane Attaway of Pulliam's Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois.
And to Sue Jones, Crawford County Historical Society, Robinson, Illinois.)