Throwback Thursday c.1922

My mother Marian in the knickers
Her brother Robert in cap to her right with their mother Charlotte behind him and brother John between in the back row and their father Judd to her left, just behind her and my Great Grandfather second from left

Uncle Edgar and Aunt Edna on the far right

Vintage 1985 Throwback Thursday Guest Blog

My friend Joanne writes from Florida …..

Back in the day we went to a lot of military formal events which were always a great chance to dress up and feel elegant. I only kept a few outfits from those days, but one was a beaded chiffon two piece that I bought in 1985 and wore many times over the years. I always loved that outfit. I had an invitation to a local formal military dinner (they call it a Dining Out) — my friend was out of town so she asked if I would be her husband’s date. I remembered the outfit was in a box so I dug it out. Steamed it. Extended the elastic waistband to fit my expanded waistline. Removed the huge shoulder pads. And wore it 38 years later …..Lots of compliments and I felt pretty special in it.

Same dress and earrings in 1991…military holiday ball.
Joanne and husband, COL Wayne Loers

Did You Ever Own a Metal Lunchbox?

They were banned in schools in the 1970s after parents complained they were used as weapons and caused serious head injuries. Their history is here from the first Hopalong Cassidy box, to the the last of Rambo Sylvester Stallone model.

I had a red Stewart plaid one in third grade that I remember, complete with a thermos. There were no ice packs included, ever.

The Antique Trader attributes the popularity of metal lunchboxes to television.

Photo taken in 2016

Take a tour of the museum with this YouTube video if you can’t get to Columbus Georgia.

Allen Woodall’s Lunchbox Museum in Columbus, Georgia…..has More than 3,000 lunchboxes and 1,000 thermoses sit on floor-to-ceiling shelves that line the walls. Others hang from the ceiling

Mr Woodall has written an encyclopedia shown below

You can get a pricing guide if you want to start a metal lunchbox collection

Relatives,Sometime in the 1940s

My first cousins Paul in front and John B Van Sickle with their mother Mary Kathryn Babcock Van Sickle (1905-2005) in the middle
on the left is her Aunt Mina Marida Reynolds(no dates found) and
Mary Lillian Reynolds Babcock (1869-1965) is on the right so my cousins’ maternal Grandmother and Aunt Mina’s sister

(My Aunt Kathryn was married to my mother Marian’s brother John Rowley Van Sickle)

I texted my cousin Andrew to ask permission to post and he sent to me to his Uncle John B who has the original photo. Two memories cousin John has is that “Auntie lived with them and breathed her last at Christmas.” “I remember a ride from Freeport to Durand with her last surviving hen with us in the back seat.”A

nd Grandma lived “long snd lordly in North Rockford convalescent hospital for 12 years with her Bible disbound through leafing”

One Room School in Illinois

I found this photo of my father, standing outside the school where he taught? Looks like there’s a rope to pull a bell. But I don’t know

My father taught all grades in a one room schoolhouse in Illinois and this was BEFORE he went to college.

Roy J. Hendricks, teacher