More of the family albums: **see below for the image above
Top Left: My dad's father, circa 1887-1892. He was born in 1867. Everybody in the family called him "Pop". He worked at an oil refinery as a young man, but by the time I knew him, he had retired and sat in an old rocker on the porch nearly all day.
Top Right: Yours truly, Age 2 and a half. My hair was in corkscrew curls back then. The jumper was burgundy velvet and (of course) my socks matched. I was holding my favorite Mother Goose book, and wearing my high-top white Stride-Right Shoes. Remember those?
Lower Left: my mother's sister, circa 1920-25. I am sorry this is so dark because it is a primer for how women dressed in the 20's. With the requisite cloche hat, cheek curls and pointy shoes, my aunt was quite the flapper. She was quite a cook as well; I have chronicled her fame in the kitchen in previous posts.
Lower right: My dad in 1909, age 5. I had this photo restored and printed from an old tin-type I found in my parent's secretary desk. He looks like a very old man in a child's body, don't you think? So solemn and stoic at an early age; he remained stoic but he livened up a little bit. Daddy seldom drank booze, but I always knew when he did, because he would sit around with a very silly grin on his face, saying nothing, and looking very much like the "cheshire cat" or the "cat that ate the canary".
I tried to put the image on the very top below the others, but it didn't work. It is the reverse of "Pop" photo. I love the old time calligraphy and advertising copy. It sure beats anything we have today!