Thursday, May 22, 2014

Back in Time - Neighborhood Friends

Neighborhood Friends
Rich S. (in plaid shirt), unknown, John S. (on bike),
 Nils Gabrielsen., Jerry S. unknown, Evelyn S.
near Pavillion, WY
approx. 1944 or 1945
Aren't the bib overalls cute on the three younger boys? Nils lived down the hill to the east. After graduation, Nils married and continued to live and work on his parents' farm. He moved to Riverton in the late 1980s. Nils' parents (Gabe and Mary) were deaf. My mother visited Mary often, and they communicated by writing with their fingers on the kitchen tablecloth. I was always amazed how they knew what each other was saying. Mary did beautiful needlework, especially tatting. My sister thinks the smallest boy in this photo is Nils' younger brother who died.

This photo shows my three brothers (Rich, John and Jerry) and my oldest sister (Evelyn). Rich always talked about how he and John rode their bikes to Ocean Lake about twos miles down the road to go fishing. Their "boats" were 55 gallon barrels cut in half.

11 comments:

  1. I like how the younger boys have their hands in their pockets. Cute!

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  2. Didn't life seem a lot more simple then......

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  3. The American Pickers "guys" would go crazy over that old bike in the photo. What a wonderful glimpse of kids from the time period.

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  4. Cute kids. The photo makes me want to hug each one of them--then or now! I love your old photos Nancy.

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  5. I was totally enjoying the kids in the overalls in your photo before even scrolling down and reading your text. Ha! yes, get out of my head. the overalls are fantastic! But really it's the whole farm working look, the button up work shirt, the boots/shoes. Those kids know work already and they are smiling and happy!

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  6. What a good picture of the neighborhood kids! I enjoyed seeing this photo!

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  7. Nothing but lots of big sky in your images. It makes me realize how crowded we are in Chicago

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  8. Great old photo, I love the hats..it must have been a little chilly out! :)

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  9. I love the old pictures.... it seems like life was simple...

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  10. The bike is really cool! I'll bet it was a rough ride over the dirt though.

    What a cute picture.

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  11. What a neat photo! The bibs are adorable.

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