My mother was born in 1912. I’m guessing she’s about four years old in this photo.
From my grandmother’s album.
This photo was taken in NYC 2011 but in the mid fifties this teeny elephant assisted my sister in making me stop crying. She’d be in charge (babysitting) and I’d be sad my parents went out. She would make this elephant appear and then she’d make it fly away and disappear. I’m not sure how many times she repeated this act but I remember believing it was magic.
COSI center of Science and Industry
These photos in the gallery are from the Progress Exhibit of the museum. Charlie and Laura and I had a fun visit.
The Classic blue and white car which is in the CUBA Exhibit
“Travel through time and interact with the technology from 1898. Then turn a corner and find yourself generations later – in 1962 – in that same town.”
My mother photographed at Starved Rock Park, Illinois in 1939.
see link for information on St.Peter sandstone
Sounds like a horrific history as I read the explanation of the naming of this huge park in Illinois. “
Here’s the story “Starved Rock State Park derives its names from a Native American legend of injustice and retribution. In the 1760s, Pontiac (Chief of the Ottawa tribe) was slain by an Illiniwek while attending a tribal council in southern Illinois. According to the legend, during one of the battles that subsequently occurred to avenge his killing, a band of Illiniwek, under attack by a band of Potawatomi (allies of the Ottawa) sought refuge atop a 125-foot sandstone butte. The Ottawa and Potawatomi surrounded the bluff and held their ground until the hapless Illiniwek died of starvation—giving rise to its name Starved Rock.”
Thirteen miles of hiking trails.
“Starved Rock State Park is a wilderness area on the Illinois River containing steep sandstone canyons formed by glacial meltwater. A few canyons: St. Louis, French and Wildcat canyons have waterfalls. Wooded trails lead to Lover’s Leap Overlook, with views of the river and the dam. Park wildlife includes white-tailed deer, bald eagles and migratory birds, and reptiles. You can spend all day hiking and have lunch or dinner at the lodge.” Trip Advisor
Newspaper sheet from 1966.
Eighth grade graduating class of Morris Plains Elementary School New Jersey.
I’m on the far right, three down.
One of my maternal grandmother’s sisters. My great Aunt. I found a portrait of her while I was cleaning out a box of papers. Married Morey Caven. I’m still trying to find more information.
I thought these pages of ads at the back of my grandmother’s Rockford High School 1906 yearbook were interesting. Two digit phone numbers. Pork Packers, fountain pens, Milliners, maps. Carbon paper for your typewriter, fine pocket knives.