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Saturday, May 2

Memories in a Photo

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.

17 comments:

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  2. I love looking through old photos. Thanks for sharing. I love you.

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  3. mary..these glimpses of you are so very special. I thank you!
    ~AM

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  4. I love old photos, too. I look at them and sometimes wish I could go back in time and join them for a day. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I love old photos too. They take you back in time. It was nice seeing your Mom and Aunt May in the picture!

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  6. Great photo,thanks for sharing it.

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  7. You were sure all swimming in the same gene pool -- the women anyway.

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  8. I love looking at the old b&w photos too. Times did indeed seem so much simpler then didn't they!
    xo

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  9. When our daughters come to visit they love looking through our old albums with their children.

    Brings back some great memories for us as well.

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  10. It's nice to see aunt may in her younger days, I love old photos too :-)

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  11. Photo's .... I love/hate doing that..... Some make me laugh and laugh and some make me cry..... I am always amazed at what the heart can hold on to... and just a small black and white picture can evoke such emotions....... What sweet things you must feel when looking at your Aunt May and your Mom. Time.... it sure does mess with the heart!

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  12. I love old pictures of my family and everybody else's family... I have been know to rescue photos of people I don't even know... I cannot stand to see photographs distroyed...I'm weired like that!

    You have a very nice looking family!

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  13. We sure do have a lot in common, Mary. Like you, I love looking at old family photos -taking a trip down my own memory lane as well as delving into the what would have been the memories of many of my ancestors too. That photo is such a lovely picture of your Mom and her sisters and your brother. And you're so right about it being a simpler time albeit not necessarily an easier time for many of those of that era or generation.
    I'm in my normal, "running behind" vein with respect to blogging. Will have to try to squeeze a post in, hopefully tonight now if I can get my thoughts to gel for me.
    Peace.

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  14. Beautiful photo memory.

    Hey? Mary? I have an award for you on my Sunday blog!! Come on over.

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  15. Mary-you know I love old photos. This one is really nice. I love the old photos because it's like looking through a doorway into the past.

    Your tulips are sooo pretty!

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  16. What wonderful memories our old photos stir ... thank you for sharing yours! Think I'll find our boxes & albums today & explore.

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  17. I love to look at old photos. This one is great and very clear. Your Aunt May was a beauty. I see your tulips did not have hail rain upon them. They are pretty. Peace

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