My Grandmother’s Nurse

That’s the only real detail I know, as told to me by my Aunt Rhea.

Grandmother Charlotte Van Sickle had what was called then a “nervous breakdown” as far as I could decipher. The woman in the floral dress came to help . Aunt Rhea said she was her nurse.

Not sure of her nursing credential .

The nurse in front of my Grandparents house
Durand, Illinois

My grandmother on the left
I wish I knew her name

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?

Our Mom, Morgan le Fay and Slipcovers

Throwback Thursday.

This photo has to be taken in the late sixties. My sister’s cat on her lap- Morgan le Fay. I don’t remember our mom being particularly fond of cats. Her parents were avid birders.

I did a transfer of the photo onto watercolor paper in a class I took.

My sister and I were just saying wish we hadn’t discarded those slip covers. Slip covers were popular years ago. The yellow was much brighter in person. And a bold black stripe.

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.

“When shall we 3 meet again ”

A page from my grandmothers album. I wish I knew who the photographer was.

When shall we 3 meet again.

That’s the caption written under my grandparents photo in the center of the page

Durand, Illinois 1916. My mother, Marian, is the four year old girl with her brothers John (6) snd Robert (2)

The Judd Dewitt VanSickle and Charlotte Rowley VanSickle family. My maternal grandparents.

My mother is the 4 year old girl