Thursday, June 5, 2014

Back in Time - Family Connections

Dean S., John S., Richard S., Uncle Charlie S. and his wife Urma,
Wyoma S. Jerry S., Ivabelle S., Grandma Annie, and Evelyn S.
approx. 1942 or 1943
I think this photo was taken in Wyoming, but I am not certain. Uncle Charlie was my dad's youngest brother. I never knew Uncle Charlie's first wife because they were divorced by the time I was born. I may have identified the older girls incorrectly, as my uncle and his first wife had three girls (Wyoma, Ivabelle, and Dorothy), and I am not sure of their birth order.

My dad's mother, shown steadying my oldest sister in this photo, died the year before I was born. I only knew one of my grandparents - my maternal grandfather.

John, Richard, Jerry, and Evelyn, shown in this photo are my oldest siblings.

8 comments:

  1. Looks like the dog wanted to be in the photo too.

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  2. The dog made me laugh - he's obviously a loved pet by at one of the kids. I think overalls must have been the uniform of all midwest farmers. I have an old photo of my dad's family about that same time. And the guys were wearing overalls - one with a suitcoat on over them.

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  3. The overalls must have been a 30's and 40's look. And the boys' haircuts seem to fall in that era too-- probably all given at home by mom or pop. And don't the girls look so sweet? That's a pretty classic picture of family with the dog.

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  4. I can just hear the kids....but, the DOG is family too!!!!

    Great photo.

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  5. I only knew one grandparent, my father's mother. She passed away when I was in second grade, so I barely remember her. My mother had a sister who was 15 years older than my mother, and she was the next best thing to a grandmother. She taught me to sew and I spent summers with her as a child. Happy memories.

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  6. Your aunt reminds me very much of my mother's best friend who taught me to knit at age 9. I love the dog in the picture. I can't decide if he wanted a better spot in the set-up or didn't want to be in the picture at all.

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  7. I LOVE how her hands are entwined with the little one's. cool pic

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  8. Neat photo. Divorce wasn't common then; my grandmothers were both divorced though. Both biological grandfathers died before I was born, and my dad's mom died when I was 4.

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