In past posts, I have mentioned my mother died a little over 4 1/2 years ago. My father passed away in April of this year. One of the tasks of dispersing the remainder of their belongings was sorting through all of their old photos. In the process, I got a glimpse of my parents’ early years and I wanted to share of few of these old photos with you.
My father was born in 1927 and surprisingly, there were quite a few photos of him as a baby, a young boy, and young man.
These are just a sampling.
Check out that cloth diaper!
The photo on the left was probably taken in his late teens. I would estimate the photo on the right was taken when he was in his late 30’s.
There were no photos of my mom as a baby or young child. She met my father when she was approximately 17 so the oldest photos I have of her would have been taken around the time they met in about 1948.
My dad enjoyed photography as a hobby so after he met my mom, she was the subject of many of his pictures.
After John F. Kennedy was elected president, people often remarked how much my mom resembled Jackie Kennedy.
I love this photo where she had written “Sadie loves Jack’ in the sand.
She is pregnant with me in these two pictures.
These are a few of the photos that were taken of my parents as a couple through the years.
This is one of my favorite photos of them.
As far as I know, this is the only picture that exists of my parents on their wedding day. For being newlyweds, they sure don’t look very happy, do they?
I even found a few photos that were taken of some of my ancestors before, and right after, 1900! My paternal grandfather is the little boy standing between my great-grandparents in the picture on the bottom left. That is his older sister standing behind them. In the top left picture, my grandfather wasn’t born yet. His parents are standing on the left in the back row and his older sister is just a baby herself in that photo. She is in the white dress sitting on the woman’s lap. I don’t know how many years difference there was between my grandfather and his sister but I would estimate at least 8 or 10, which would mean that top left photo was probably taken sometime during the last decade of the 1800’s since my grandfather was born in 1903!
While sorting through all of these old photos, there were quite a few people I could not identify.
There are mothers and babies…
men who look like they could be movie stars from the 1940’s…