<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN"> <html> <head> <title>Hazel & Merrill Blosser</title> <STYLE> <!-- A { text-decoration: none } --> </STYLE> </head> <STYLE> <!-- A { text-decoration: none } --> </STYLE> <body bgcolor="#fff8e6" text="black" link="black" vlink="#003300" alink="#200200"> <Blockquote> <br> <center> <img src="images/hazelmerrilllogo.gif"> </center> <table width="700" align="center"> <tr> <td align="center" valign=:bottom"><img src="images/01hazelmerrill.jpg" hspace=2 border=2 bordercolor="black"> <br> <blockquote> <font face="verdana" size="2" FONT COLOR="#660000"> <p align="justify">Merrill and Hazel Blosser were children of Elias and Amanda Culp Blosser, early residents of Nappanee, Indiana. Elias ran a<a href="blossershoes.html"> shoe store on E. Market Street</a> from 1893 to 1928. Hazel was born in Nappanee and at one point said she knew who lived in every house in the town. <p align="justify">Hazel was the second wife of Floyd M. Grasz, the father of Miriam Grasz Field. Merrill was the creator of the cartoon<a href="freckles.html"> <i>Freckles and His Friends.</i></a> The cartoon ran many years and by the time it ended was the longest running cartoon in the country. </tr> </table> <center> <img src="images/line2.gif"> <p> <table align=center width=450> <tr width=450> <td width=450 align=center> <font face="verdana" size="2" color="660000" link="660000"> <P> [<a href="index.html"><font color="black">home</font></a>|<a href="blosserlinks.html"><font color="black">blosser</font></a>|<a href="albumlinks.html"><font color="black">album</font></a>] </td> </tr> </table> </p> </blockquote> </body> </html>