Says Sweet 16 in the Year 1917

From my Grandmother’s Album.

Not sure about the significance of this photo. No recognizable relatives. Location is Durand , Illinois. At least this one is dated. My mother would have been five years old that year.

Any ideas on the occasion?

Uncle Harold Milks a Cow c.1936

My father’s brother Harold Paul Hendricks was called “Butch” Born in 1928 .
I estimate he is about 8 or 9 years old
In a different part of the old sticky album.
No chance to see if there’s any writing on the back.

Throwback to 1927 Boy Scout Camp

My mother Marian standing on wall on the the left and her brother Robert seated below her. Not sure who the other women are.

I tried to see if one was their mother, my grandmother. They must have taken their brother John to Boy Scout Camp.

I might discover I’ve posted this pic previously.

My Uncle John

My Mother and Her Family c.1926

She’s on the left in her ruffled dress, her brother Robert next to her, then their mother Charlotte in the cloche hat, her brother John and their father Judd. I’m guessing on the date .

Marian, Robert, Charlotte, John, Judd
Durand, Illinois

A Book for Throwback Thursday

I found this little book on my shelf.

Inside is the name of a dear family friend and the year is 1936.the place name inscribed is Inveraray, which is home to the Duke of Argyll

Here’s the little book I found on my shelf

I look up a couple of surnames. My great grandmother on my paternal side was Rosa Kerr.

So what to do with this little book?

I put it back on the shelf.

2005 Grandkids DSLR Selfies

Throwback Thursday from the archives.

I was trying to get a photo of the three grandkids in 2005.

I let them press the shutter release button on the cable.

All three of them will be in high school this fall. ( Well, in a couple of weeks! )

Anna took this one
Michael took this one

My Grandmother’s Nurse

That’s the only real detail I know, as told to me by my Aunt Rhea.

Grandmother Charlotte Van Sickle had what was called then a “nervous breakdown” as far as I could decipher. The woman in the floral dress came to help . Aunt Rhea said she was her nurse.

Not sure of her nursing credential .

The nurse in front of my Grandparents house
Durand, Illinois

My grandmother on the left
I wish I knew her name