Today I took some old photos that Mom loaned to me and had them put on disc. This one brought back memories of a time long ago. The back left is my mother and on the right is Aunt May. The front left is my brother and the front right is my Aunt Mabel. The three girls are sisters.
In this photo, my mother would have been married for about four years. Aunt May was not yet married. I love the way she did her hair back then and it was very becoming to her.
Where do the years go. My brother is about three in this photo and Mabel would be about seven. Today Mom is 81 and will turn 82 in September. Aunt May passed in November 2008 at the age of 75. Mabel is 68 if my calculations are correct and if not, they are only out a year or so. My brother turned 63 in January of this year.
This photo was taken, as far as I can determine, at the homeplace, which is where my maternal grandfather was born. He was the girls' father. His father, my great-grandfather, owned that farm. Later, when he could no longer work the farm, it was sold and he and great-grandma came to live with my grandparents. They lived there until they passed.
I love looking through old photos. They are packed full of times when life seemed so much simplier, though the work was hard. I think it was a happier time when life was less stressful.