Corrie's eldest son, Freddie, had some sort of intellectual or developmental disability. We don't know the specifics, since the records aren't yet open to the public, but when he was about 23 years old, his parents admitted him to the Orillia Asylum. He spent the rest of his life there. Upcoming Storydello entries will tell more of Freddie's story.
Meanwhile, Corrie's other children were growing up and making their way in the world. Then, suddenly--in 1902, when the nest was almost empty--Corrie found herself with a new toddler to raise.
Phyllis Spencer was Corrie and Archie's first grandchild. While the baby's flamboyant mother was travelling the world and marrying one rich husband after another, little Phyllis grew up quietly in the house on Queen's Crescent, much-loved by her grandparents and unmarried aunt.
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