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By Luella Dow

Alvina Ditton excels at pie making, despite run-ins with Mr. Trouble


Luella Dow

After Alvina Ditton moved to Cheney she started watching students' children and later moved on to work at the Willow Springs restaurant making pies.

When Alvina and John Ditton first came to Cheney, he found the job he liked best working for the Cheney School District. Alvina's work came looking for her. Their home was near the college campus. Several students had small children. Alvina, who loved children, often heard a young parent say, "Could you take care of my baby while I'm in class?"

Alvina's care of children had some surprises waiting. One little boy cried a great deal. Alvina discovered there were bite marks the entire length on one arm. When the father came to take the child home she asked him, "How did he get all these bite m...

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