Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Golden Oldies #5

Unfortunately, the only people I know on this page are the bottom 2 on the left. The baby is my Cousin Bill, circa 1942, who is still alive and kicking (as they say).

The Navy man was my cousin who died in a motorcycle accident in 1946, while home on leave. He had been stationed in Pearl Harbour, and upon his return, he brought me a grass skirt, grass top, leis and grass slippers. I was the envy of all my girl friends!

The photo on the bottom right is titled
"lover's leap". I hope that guy didn't!

The photo of the child on the upper left has writing on the back......."She's real sweet and growing fast....Dec. 1929". Too bad they didn't tell her name too.
There are seven good reasons here why you should name and date your photos. I am living proof that you will not remember years later, and your children will not know either. Save everyone a lot of trouble and do it NOW!


bornfool said...

You are so right. We have been going through boxes of old photos recently and there are so many that no one knows who they are anymore.

poopie said...

Love those pictures! I've got several that I don't know who the heck they are too.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Label the horses "Man o' War" and "Seabiscuit." I mean, who's to know?

Weary Hag said...

My mother cracked me up. She'd find an old photo and in an attempt to get them labeled once left to us girls, she would write any damn thing that came to her mind on them! We had some fun years later passing back and forth photos of our own children who my mother labeled as her sister many years ago! hahaha... She was on the right track, she just missed the right train years earlier!

Tabor said...

At the family dinner after my Mom;s funeral we sat down with my Dad, older cousin and Aunt and proceeded to pull out the old albums and wrote names on the backs of the old black and white photos...those that they remembered at least! It will probably be the last time these particular people will ever be together again.