Ruby had three brothers. Her father was a musical and religious West Indian known as George Frank or George Butler. George was born in Jamaica and he married a Mexican girl (which means Maternal Grandmother 1/2 Spanish and 1/2 West Indian). Ruby's dad George had a winning West Indian accent. Dorothy never met him or her uncles. He ran a local grocery store and later a local Negro school in Kansas, as a principal.
The marriage to Harold almost did not happen. Dorothy had an interim small romance with a
saxophone player named Joe. Dorothy was at one point hesitant about Harold, Joe gave Dorothy an ear-gasm. Dorothy was a calculating girl through and saw the Nicholas Brothers moving up in the entertainment world, Harold had talent and money and a career before him. Harold wanted Dorothy and Dorothy wanted him.
At 17 you might marry a thrill in the ear, at 30 you'll thrill as hard if a guy shows he can pay the rent ~ Dorothy (philosophizing)
Dorothy and Harold's home located on Cimmaron and Arlington on 27th street. They selected the furniture together. Shopping at the good stores, Had the house remodeled and visited it while it was being redone. Twin beds in bedroom. Dorothy selected them. She had fears of a double (full) bed.
Boys and girls should be raised together. They need to know something about one another from the earliest days. You cannot overcome wrong teaching and alienation by reason or imagination. ~ Dorothy
Within days of their marriage Harold started cheating on Dorothy. They bickered back and forth.