George and Addie. I have to admit, I love this shot. I am fairly sure by the angle that it was taken by a child - and from the look on their faces, it was a beloved grandchild.
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My husband's grandmother, Arline, is on the left.
I have always found this a charming photo. I imagine Alwine, the mother, instructing her girls, with their hair freshly arranged and their matching outfits, to sit in their chairs, while Dad, oblivious to the activity around him, reads his paper. Then, when Alwine has everything set up, she says, "Smile, everyone, Rudolf." and he looks up as she snaps the photo.
No second shots in those days. The film and processing were too precious and costly. You got what you got.
This photo was printed on a postcard and shared with family and friends.
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This is a photo of my husband's grandmother. It was taken some time in the 1920s. She died Wednesday night at age 94. I'm so glad we went to see her last summer.
She was a real character - someone I loved, respected, and enjoyed being around. I learned much from her life attitude. I will never forget her.
She was a hard worker and never complained. For years she came to visit, riding the bus from Northern Minnesota to Michigan every year until about seven years ago, when she decided the bus was getting to be too much for her, and we would have to come see her. She taught me how to make a good pie crust. She gave Charlie heck for putting his feet on the furniture. She never got a drivers license (or drove a car). She wouldn't have a microwave in her house. She never had a critical word to say about anyone. She was always happy to do whatever everyone else wanted to do. She loved good food. Everyone loved her.
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I vaguely remember this photo being taken. My mother and I were at a store in Ann Arbor and she put me in the booth to have my photo taken. The booths took four shots. On the last shot, she put her own face in. Unfortunately, my eyes were closed on that shot.
After I got this computer, one of the first things I did was super-impose her face onto one of the photos where my eyes were open.
She died from cancer when I was barely eight years old.
The miracles of modern technology made to serve the longings of the heart.
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