Quoting from the Arcadian Press
sheet notes: "Adaline Shepherd was born in Algona, Iowa on August 19, 1883. She spent most of her life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began to compose while in her early 20's and published the enormously successful "Pickles and Peppers" in 1906. She married Fred Sherman Olson, an insurance company executive, in 1910 and dropped out of sight several years later. The Olsens had three children and lived very comfortably. Adaline continued to play the piano even with arthritis, but, "there was the opinion among the family that her music was not important or any good". She died on March 12, 1950."