Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Family Photo Parade

I avoided the temptation to call this "Phamily Photo Parade."  I have a thing for alliteration, you know.  Too many comic books as a kid.

My great aunt passed away the other day.  She was the last surviving member of my grandparents' generation.  The family has been going through some of the photos, etc that she left behind, and one of my cousins sent me some pictures of my mother, among others. 

I was really touched by this gesture, since there were a couple in the lot that I didn't have and one I had never seen before.  A few years before he died, my grandfather divided up the family photos between my mom and uncles, but he did so in a really random order.  Instead of keeping family units together, he just sort of made piles for each of them with no importance given to the subjects of the photos.  As a result, there are some pictures of my mother as a child that I always wanted and do not have.  Included in this lot were a couple of shots of her as a young child, which really touched me.

They were such a great and unexpected treasure, that I thought I would share a few here.

School picture of my mother

Another one

Guessing at her age here, but I think this was taken in 1943-1944.

My brother and me on my ninth birthday.  STYLIN'!

I had never seen this pic of my grandfather (center) with his parents and my mom and uncle.

Uncle Larry's school pics.
Since we're rapidly approaching my 50th year, and I keep getting more and more nostalgic, I may dig some of the photos I have out and scan a few sometime.


We are: Clamco said...

How nice of your cousin to send you those photos and wow, you look just like your mom!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful photos! When going through some of my Mom's photos I made piles to go to family members and they appreciated them so much. Saves me doing it 'later' and I'm glad I had the chance to do that! Yes I get much more nostalgic as I get older also.

Lynn said...

We're in Minnesota for our every 2 year family reunion. My daughter gave my husband a portable scanner. It's great! We have been doing some pictures at various relatives houses - love your Mom's school pictures - priceless if you ask me!

Judy said...

Love old family photos.. such an important link to the past. You look just like your mom, Eddie.