These sets of old photographs are treasures in this house.
They are arranged together on a wall in my front hall.
The two on the left are from my family and the two on the right from my husband's family.
On the right is my father, his parents in the center, my grandparents, and my father's maternal grandparents on the far left.
Now if you are familiar with the author Beverly Lewis who writes novels about the Amish, these are the grandparents we share. Our grandmother was not Amish and neither were our great grandparents. My father frequently argued this point with my cousin Beverly.
I have no memories of my paternal grandmother because she died while we were in the Philippines in the early 1950s. I have a memory of that occasion because it was rare for us to get a phone call from the States. My mother took the call and was crying from hearing the news of the death.
Here is my mother's family with her parents on the left.
My first memory of my grandmother was in 1957 after we returned from the Philippine Islands where my parents were missionaries. By this time my grandmother was paralyzed from the waist down. This is the grandmother whose photo I featured in Tuesday Treasure #4.
No one in the above photo is alive any longer. My Uncle Paul, the young boy on the right died at the age of 102 in November 2015.
These are the Browns. Dan's paternal grandfather is the man seated, great grandparents are the two standing photos and great great grandparents with offspring on the right.
Dan's mother is seated there on the right, her parents married the day after the big stock market crash in 1929. There they are seated on a jalopy and Dan's grandfather stands there with his short tie that was the fashion. Dan's paternal great grandparents are the couple on the left.
I've been doing some genealogy on Dan's ancestors. I started this back in the late 70s but have just gotten back to it with the advantage of the digital age. I find myself with the same puzzle: who was the mother of Dan's great-grandfather? I hope to solve the puzzle.
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