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|
|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.|