Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Tuesday, January 29th, 219

An invitation to dine tomorrow evening, - and entertainment after!

No. 3 son and I will be delving into old, old pictures, 
that don't bring back memories, because they were taken before our time,
 but do open the gates into another century, 
and other generations.....

I peer into the box of pictures
and what do I find, randomly!!!

Here is a picture of Mary Anne, my great grandmother, 

with my grandmother on her knee!

And four generations of my father's family..

My aunt, standing, was soon to die in the 1919 flu...

her son, my favourite cousin

A merry collection of my mother's family....

her sisters, her mother, probably her aunt
and cousins

Dear Aunt Hildred, - for whom I am named -

and the name goes on and on

in the family, remembering her

Ah, one of Charles' intrepid ancestors

and his mother, as a young girl visiting New York

Here is the grandmother who started off sitting on my great grandmother's knee

and now is cutting a special anniversary cake

with her husband, Leonard

(25th, I believe)

and Charles, playing cards with his sister

and a boyhood friend, who became a lifelong friend....

Just a little handful of the snaps

that lie in the box of old photos,

waiting to be passed on!!!


The Weaver of Grass said...

I have a box like that Hildred - what different lives they led - how things have changed.

Barb said...

I, too, have a box and at least one child who is interested in the old photos and old stories. I liked seeing yours.

Morning's Minion said...

Quite a few old photos have come to me, far too many with no name. My Nephew-the-History- Teacher insists that I have too vivid an imagination when suggesting a family resemblance. The great aunts and uncles on my mother's side are recognizable as younger persons; I stare at other faded images wanting to know the stories.
There were devastating losses in my Dad's family during the 1918 flu epidemic when he was not quite 2 years old.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So wonderful your son is helping you to sort through these (not exactly) memories -- but important to save and pass on.