Illinois, Circa 1924, Before They Lost the Farm

My father’s parents Alta (b.1895) on left and Floyd (b.1892) on the right in overalls with the pipe in his mouth, My father’s younger brother Alan (b. 1916) along with Forrest and Martha (don’t know who they are) and my grandmother’s sister, Sis. Farmersville, Illinois.

A Photo with names written on the back

What can we tell from a family photo album? I wonder who took the picture?

One Couple Out of Four

Grandmother Charlotte third from left in dark skirt
My Grandfather Judd, second from left

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.

My Grandmother and Great Aunt c.1917

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

Illinois Snow in the 1920’s

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!

Throwback Thursday on Thanksgiving

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. ❤️

Marian and Roy Hendricks