1935 Letter Signed By Father Of Famed Weatherman Troy Dungan, To Maxine Mullican
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1935 Letter Signed By Father Of Famed Weatherman Troy Dungan, To Maxine Mullican:
From the personal memorabilia collection of Maxine Mullican Robinson:Poetic and inspirational letter written and signed by the father of famed WFAA Channel 8 weatherman, Troy Dungan in 1935 congratulating Maxine Mullican on her high school graduation and encouraging her in life for the future. A year before the famous bow-tied weatherman was born, his father, Troy Dungan Sr., owned and operated the local cleaners in Ennis, Texas, where my mother graduated high school. With the original stamped envelope, and annotated in Maxine Mullican's handwriting describing what he was offering her for free as a graduation gift (to clean and press her graduation gown!!).
Later graduating from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a Speech and Drama degree, Maxine Mullican, of Crisp, Texas (near Ennis) graduated high school at the age of 15, and by the age of 19 had the university. She was offered a job teaching at Post High School in nearby Post, Texas, where some of her farm boy students were actually older than she was. She remained in Post for two years, where she met and later married, my father, who would later becomeLt. Col. E.J. Robinson, USMC Corsair Pilot.
My mother taught school for many years and for many schools during her lifetime but finished with a 16 year stellar career as the V.A.C. Teacher for DeSoto, Texas, a position from which she finally retired at the age of 70. She helped and encourage a myriad number of young people to succeed in life in this position.
Offered for its historic significance, this nearly 82 year old document is rare and probably one of a kind nowadays. Maxine Mullican Robinson's life story, including her career as one of the first female air traffic controllers for the CAA during WWII, can be seen in the DVD entitled "When There Was Style: American Fashion in the 1940's," also for sale on my page.