I *think* Marnie is Jessie Marion, my mother can verify this when she gets a minute. It was confusing to me as a child because my mother would refer to Aunt Mernie (Gram’s sister) and Aunt Marnie (Gram’s aunt). I still call my aunts Aunt Ruth and Aunt Ginny, and I could see where my daughter could get confused as well, because they aren’t her aunts. But, we also have several friends who are addressed as Auntie So-and-so, so it makes life even more fun.
German Potato Salad (Marnie)
Slice potatoes and onions in top of double boiler – add salt
Fry 2 slices diced bacon – take bacon out & add to potatoes
To the grease add:
2 tbsp flour in 1 c water
1/4 c vinegar
1/4 c water
1/2 c sugar
1 beaten egg
1 tbsp paprika (or less)
Pour all over potatoes and let stand 1 hour over boiling water
Aunt Marnie was Uncle Bob’s wife, Grams sister-in-law. They were Sternbergs. Mom would have to verify. It took me a while to figure out Mernie vs. Marne. The easiest way turned out to be Gram and Mernie look a lot alike. That made Marnie an in-law.
Aunt Kat you are correct. Marnie (Margret Cleveland) Sternberg was the wife of Uncle Bob. Mernie (Marian Sternberg) Kirk was Gram’s sister. I know it is confusing, but I knew the difference. Auntie, I love your detective work!