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Friday, October 2

Show and Tell

I haven't taken part in Show and Tell for a long time, but decided this week I'd post a photo that was taken in 1950. Yes, the baby in the picture is me and my maternal grandmother is holding me. Both sets of grandparents are in the picture, as are my maternal great-grandparents, my paternal great-grandmother, aunts and uncles, my parents on the right and my brother who is sitting on the step looking toward Mom and Dad.

The man in front of the door with the fedora and the moustache is my maternal great-grandfather. He was one of my favorite people and I don't have to tell my regular readers how much I adored my maternal grandmother. She and I spent many hours together and I learned many life lessons from her.

This photo is a treasure. It is the only one with most of the clan together in one place. I borrowed the original from Mom and had a copy made. Most of these people died many years ago. There are only six of them living today, including myself, Mom and my brother. Interesting that some of the younger ones passed before their elders. We never know what life has in store.

We have a new host for Show and Tell Friday. Please welcome Cindy from My Romantic Home. If you'd like to take part, just drop over to Cindy's, read the rules and have fun.

16 comments:

  1. I cherish old family photos, my mom gives a few copies of photos each Christmas and the names and family history to go with each one. Great way to get to know and love your ancestors.

    Sandra

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  2. I so love those old photo's.. My brother PE has a lot of old pictures of my grandparents and I must get down there and have some copies made. Thanks for sharing with us........ I so love coming to your blog.. it always makes me feel like being home. Hope you and your sweet DH are doing better. You have had a tough week.........

    Have a wonderful weekend girl......Rest!!!

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  3. What a great picture! I haven't been able to do Show and Tell ever since I went private, but it is such fun. Thanks for sharing this treasure.

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  4. A wonderful picture of your family! Old family pictures are keepsakes to cherish. Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a nice weekend.

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  5. That picture truly is a treasure. What a blessing to have a photo of so many of the important people in your life together!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this great photo. It is wonderful that you know who everyone is. I have so many of my grandmother's pictures but most of them are not marked and we have no idea who the people are.

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  7. What an amazing treasure!!!! I love this kinda show n tell my sweet friend!!!

    Perfect for show n tell.

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  8. So what's your next writing project going to be?

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  9. That's a nice family picture ! I only have a few photos because it was the end of WW II and in Germany nobody thought of taking pictures, they were looking for food !

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  10. Like you, I love looking at old photos and remembering the people, sometimes even the event where the photos were taken too. Brings back lots and lots of good times to my mind.

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  11. You know how I love old photos and this one is a true treasure. Thanks for sharing it with us.Peace

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  12. That is such a great photo! I think there is a lesson to be learned from this...families should take photos of the whole group together because future family members will treasure them!! Thanks so much for joining in on my first day hosting Show and Tell!

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  13. Welcome back to Show&Tell Friday. It is wonderful that you have this photo with so many generations featured.
    Mama Bear

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  14. Oh, Mary, what a wonderful picture to have! It's so rare that one can have an old picture like that with so many family members on it. And look at you as a baby:-) A treasured picture indeed!! xoxo

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  15. Mary-love the photo. And I'm so glad to read that your husband got to come home and is doing better. Wow his ordeal and your thrush-you guys have been put through the wringer.

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