Durand Illinois about 1916. The only people I can identify are my maternal grandparents. These two photos are next to one another in my Grandmother’s Album.
Found while cleaning out a desk.
But who is in the middle? A neighbor, relative? Their grandmother? Not their mother.
I wish I knew. Maybe my cousins will be able to identify.
On the left my Aunt Edna and on the right her sister Charlotte, my maternal grandmother. The woman between is unidentified.
Durand Illinois c.1917
My grandmother Charlotte in the hat and coat standing in front of the snow and my grandfather Judd with the shovel. Durand, Illinois. We had five inches yesterday in Pittsburgh.
Nothing like this!
That’s a lot of th in the title today.
There’s much to be grateful for as a daily practice, not limited to Thanksgiving.
I am paying tribute and expressing gratitude for good parents. I found this photo today and remembered our Thanksgivings together. And apart. An inscription of gratitude for their friendship was on the back of the photo, written by friends Ethel and Coleman Ives who must have mailed them the photo. I believe it’s taken in New Haven, Connecticut.
Once, when I was missing my mother snd father so strongly, in the depths of grief, a counselor advised me to do for others what my parents did for me.
My parents set a good example of how to be loving and caring humans which I’ve tried to pass on to my own family. ❤️
My Uncle Robert, my mother Marian, my Grandfather Judd VanSickle, my Uncle John and my Grandmother Charlotte
Not sure why the info on the back says two years 1862–63 for death date unless it’s an approximation?.
Katherine is from my father’s mother’s line. I wish I knew more.
I don’t see any family resemblance.
My father and mother (b.1912) were teachers in one room schoolhouses in Illinois. And this is BEFORE they went to college, where they met. University of Illinois.
You may have seen these before but I thought these photos were perfect for a Throwback Thursday post.