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Evelyn Birkby at KMA-hosted reception honoring her on fortieth anniversary of original broadcast of morning homemaker show "Down a Country Lane," Shenandoah, Iowa, May 15, 1990
Photo taken in memorabilia room at station KMA. From left are sons Jeff and Bob Birkby, Edward May Sr., Ed May Jr., and husband Robert Birkby.
Robert Birkby using hayfork to lift hay into barn, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1950s
Robert Birkby was the husband of KMA radio homemaker Evelyn Birkby. Looking out window to the right are Larry and Luanne Barnard, Dulcie Jean Birkby, and Bob Birkby.
Evelyn Birkby, son Bob, and dog Sparkle in lane at Cottonwood Farm, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1952
Cottonwood Farm was the Birkby homestead. Robert Birkby is on tractor next to barn at rear of photo. Evelyn Birkby was a radio homemaker for KMA. This photo appeared on the cover of Birkby's book Up a Country Lane.
Evelyn Birkby driving tractor pulling hay wagon, Shenandoah, Iowa, 1950s
Seated on hay wagon are Evelyn Birkby's niece Luanne and nephew Larry Barnard of Omaha and to the right is her son Bob.