I have been scanning old family photos for this blog.
I have found some doozies!
You’ll allow me to go *slightly* earlier and later than the title of this day’s posting, won’t you? Maybe just for the first and the last photo?
If I promise that they are worth it?
Ok, here goes. This first one is from 1917 – my Grandfather in World War I:
Here is my other Grandfather, in his high school basketball team photo, taken in 1920. He was the captain, shown holding the ball:
Here is Grandma and Grandpa, in 1925. Doesn’t Pa look as proud as Punch?
And here is my other Grandmother. She was in high school (the topmost girl in the photo) so I’m guessing it would have been about 1925 as well. And I’ll bet those girls on the bottom are thinking “Take the danged picture already!”
This one I love – it’s my GreatGrandmother (or Great-GreatGrandmother?) – look at the kids all eating ice cream cones. And I love the car.
I love this one, too! (I love them all!)
But look at these bathing beauties – 1927 – my Grandma and Grandpa the middle two cuties.
Here’s my mom’s mom, with my mom – on the left. Don’t know who the lady is on the right, do you mom? This one, too is a bit later – maybe 1936? I love the hats and the giant fur collars.
Lastly, for today – here’s my Grandpa on the right, posing for an ad for his company, along with coworker Arch Smith. No date is on the photo; what date would you guess, from the clothing?
I love the natural, organic posturing of the two gents, don’t you?!
My Grandfather is saying, “And Arch – that is the way to the mens’ room.”
And Arch confirms, “That way?”