Wow! I think I blinked somewhere in the middle of May…
and here it is; the first week of June has come and gone!
So…in honor of June, picnics and get-together(s) I thought I’d display these photos I “restored” of my family.
These four pictures are from a fairly primitive home camera; I can
now see why so many used a “formal photographer” ! Restoring
a photo done in a studio comes out focus and clear, even when
you crop the photo. Not so with home cameras around the 1900’s!
But these photos are priceless to me. I never knew these
people at this age, but I do remember them all grown up (and
as a little girl I thought they were probably…oh…a 100 years
old or so!
Colorizing (is that a word?) definitely makes them come to life for me.
Being able to see these young
ladies all dressed up in their 1800 white lawn dresses and bows
just tickles me pink! The one in the middle is my grandmother,
Josephine, the girls flanking her side are her “nieces”Ivah and Marion. (I’ve posted about them before)
Here is my Grandmother Josephine, age 2, with her niece, Ivah Coles; who is one years old! So sweet!!! I love these photos and I did a layout, titled “Aunt Jo”. (I will post as soon as I get a good photo of it)
Here is Ivah and Marion! Girrrrrls! Now those hats are “what…I’m…talkin’ about!” That’s some thick ribbon too! And here is Marion and Ivah standing outside their Conn. home. I would say the photo was taken some where around 1913. (no date on the back of one crumbly-dusty old photo!
This is a photo of some lilies that I’m growing just outside my kitchen. I looooove the pink color! Just after taking this photo,
I clipped the two blossoms and one bud, put it in a vase and
brought it up to my Mother and set it on her table. (in the dinning
hall)…ya, I think there was a bit of flower envy going on there
at the assisted living dinning hall! (ha!) My Mother winked
as I smiled…it was one of those special moments!
Of note…the photo above of Josephine…that’s my Mother’s
Mother! I bet she was smiling too!