Friday, April 23, 2010


Hello to everyone !!

Today I want to share with all of you another favorite picture of mine.

If I had to give this picture a title, not sure what it would be.
Dirt Poor
The kids
The 1920's
What's so funny ?
Her hat
Just a few thoughts that come to mind.

Believe it or not...
I actually know each of these kids in this picture. There are two still living today.
The child in the middle, who looks like a boy is in her 90's in a nursing home. The baby is 84 yrs. old and he is my father-in-law.

I suppose you might be wondering why I like this picture. I think it says a lot. They all were so poor but so close as a family. I look at their shoes and socks, I believe they were called leggings back then. Their shoes seems so dusty looking and they all have dresses on, even the baby has a dress. There are chickens behind them pecking around for a bite to eat, looks pretty dry to me.
What I really love about this picture is the last child with her hat. I wish I knew what was so funny to her.

When I married my husband I got to know each of these children and I have to say each of them were special in their own way. I have to go back to the girl with the hat, Geneva was her name. I felt I knew her a little more because her son has always been like a brother to my husband. Geneva was an elementary school teacher until she retired.

To this day we all love hearing many stories about each of these children. The girls as they were adults had a singing group. It is funny to hear how they would argue among each other when one was out of tune.

There was another child born being a boy. He is still living. So in this family there are three children living.

I can only imagine what this picture would be like in color.

I hope you all have enjoyed this picture.

My next posting will be about Cross Stitching. What I am stitching and pictures.



Siobhán said...

You're lucky that you know the story behind the picture. I have albums full of photos from my father's side of the family and don't have a clue who they are. It's so sad to lose the memories to time--glad you can treasure yours. :) I'm looking forward to seeing some of your stitching pics!

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