Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bib Overalls.......


A scene of a mother showing off her brood of boys at the back farmhouse door.  My brothers Rex and Ron in the front and the young one is Dwight.  By the age of Dwight who was born in February, 1947, I will date this as 1948.

Being the youngest brother, I find these pictures of my older brothers fascinating to see.  I didn't see them young so I can actually watch them grow up in the early pictures.  Ron is the oldest and Rex has already taken a growth spurt to be taller than his older brother. He remained the tallest until Dwight was in his late teens.

The overalls were a common thing that my brothers wore as I see them in them in most of their pictures.  I am sure they were handed down to the youngest as time went on.  My dad wore bib overalls all of his life daily.  When he did put on a pair of belted pants for dress up he looked very uncomfortable and unusual.



While sorting photos I found a different sign of the same theme at Wounded Knee in which I posted last week.  What I find interesting is that the era of commercial billboards posted everywhere was going on at this time.  Lady Bird Johnson, President Johnson's wife started the movement to remove all of the hundreds of signs that use to line the roads and byways.  In this picture it looks like we are along a gravel road, and yet one may need to buy gas and here is a sign to direct you. It is strategically set up for viewing while you read the historic marker.


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9 comments:

Crystal Mary said...

This is a wonderful look back Larry. It makes my heart rejoice to see the simple sweet life of those times. Your second brother Ron resembles you today here.
It is strange seeing older siblings as young looking. I kind of feel lost when I see mine.
Love your sharing. Hug CML

Christine H. said...

Wasn't Ladybird Johnson also responsible for planting lots of daffodils along highways?

Anyway, that first photo reminds me of the Little Rascals and Our Gang. We've been watching all of the old episodes this week.

barbara and nancy said...

And a very handsome brood of boys they are!
Barbara

Bob Scotney said...

I can't remember the last time I say children wearing dungarees like these.

What a shame the Wounded Knee sign was blighted by an oil company sign.

Alan Burnett said...

Do you know I almost feel as if I know your family by now and its a fine feeling. And there is something so universal about those smiles and those grins.

Karen S. said...

What a group of darlin' boys!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Dwight looks almost suspended, or teetering on the brothers'backs...oh yes, I remember those road signs & had forgotten Lady Bird's efforts.

TICKLEBEAR said...

"little rascals" indeed!! that's what comes to mind. as for the sign, don't blame the oil company. it is the photographer's fault, for not angling the camera to exclude the sign from the picture itself... we've become a tad more sophisticated, in some cases...
:)~
HUGZ

Nancy said...

Despite all the reflections, sunspots, and movement of the little boys, the photo of your brothers with your mom is fabulous! It's probably one I would have thrown out when I was younger but knowing what I do now, I call it a treasure.
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me