Swimming Attire c.1924

My grandfather Judd DeWitt VanSickle in the middle hugging his youngest son, my Uncle Robert. My grandmother Charlotte is sporting the sash, I believe. I calculate the date as Uncle Robert was born in 1914 and to me he looks about ten in this photo. Durand, Illinois or perhaps on vacation in the Wisconsin Dells.

From my grandmothers’s album

Looks like the women are wearing leather shoes.

Cecile Rowley Caven 1897-1957

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.

Sisters Edna, Cecile (2nd from left), May, Charlotte (my maternal grandmother)
Cecile Rowley Caven
Screen shot from Find a Grave
Erickson Photography Menomonie Wisconsin

Children in Winter c.1916

From my Grandmother’s Album. Durand, Illinois. Uncle Robert (b.1914) I’m the left. Uncle John (b.1910) on the right. my mother Marian (b.1912) next to Robert with the light trim on her dark hat. She looks about four to me but maybe it’s 1917.

Don’t know child in the center wearing the white hat Robert, Marian, ? and John. A neighbor?
They had just one boy cousin.

Baseball Team of Yesteryear

My paternal grandfather Floyd M. Hendricks born in 1892 in Pawnee, Illinois, is seated on the right with the line drawn to him. I see baseball gloves. They look to be a serious group of men.

Second row, second from the right

Born Feb. 7, 1892

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks, my paternal grandmother, was born 130 years ago. She went by the name Alta. When my father was born they lived in Farmersville, Illinois. One summer my brother and I stayed with our grandparents and she taught me to knit. I was four years old.

This is just from the time she resided in a Nursing Care Center in Taylorville, Illinois. My grandmother kept a list of the afghans and shawls she knit for others during this period of her life.
Written inside the cover of her copy of The Book of Common Prayer.

Heritage from a post. May 2017. Ben H at WordPress says “This week, share a photo of something that says “heritage” to you. It can be from your own family or culture — a library, a work of public art, a place of worship, an object passed down to you from previous generations.”

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I held the quilt to the window so the light could show how beautifully it is pieced and stitched.
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She knit the blue Afghan and handstitched the quilt. She could tat and crochet, too. Made egg noodles and hung to dry on a broom stick.

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My father Roy J. Hendricks (b. 1912) is the boy standing on the left. Uncle Alan Ray Hendricks(b.1916) is the baby on my grandmother’s lap. My grandfather is standing, Floyd Merle Hendricks.
Mary Alta on the left , Sarah and Will Kerr in Illinois

Here’s another post for Throwback Thursday

My paternal grandmother, Mary Alta Kerr, born February 7, 1892 and her brother and sister. I need to do more research, dig around in a box, to get info on her siblings details. I know she called her sister “Sis”.

This is the grandmother who taught me to knit when I was little. No date on the photo. She looks to be 5 or 6? Maybe 1900-1901?

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks passed March 13,1979 and is buried in Morrisonville, Illinois.

This is a photo of my grandmothers recipe box. This is a poem about bread, glued in the lid given to my grandmother by Ella Beyer. She was my godmother and I was given Ella as my middle name.
My grandmother on the right, the one who taught me to knit. 
1973 photograph of me in the middle, my grandmother on the right and Aunt Vesta Kent on the left. Morrisonville, Illinois.

Great grandson Shawn Hendricks posted a photo of this tag found on his father’s (John)Afghan

Morrisonville City Cemetery
Morrisonville, Illinois

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

My son put together this little video, with photos from my grandmother’s album, and paid for the use of the accompanying music.

The Van Sickles of Durand Illinois

You’ve seen a lot of the stills before.

My mother and her family in 1916