Thursday, September 1, 2011
Children of the past.
A photo of the past of a child that happens to be my mother Zella Marie Brown. She was born in 1919 so we are looking at a 1921 era photo. No, she was not a princess of a King or Queen but my grandmother lovingly nicknamed her Sis. I am not sure if that came from Sissy or not. She was the only girl among two boys and I do remember my Uncle Kenny called her Sis also.
This is a reposting of a photo that I have borrowed from my Uncle Kenny's stash of old photos. This boy was very good at standing still for his photo.
This is a past header that I used a year or so ago. The little girl in the photo did not live much longer than when this picture was taken. She was from a family with the last name of Halferty. The person who had me frame it never knew the little girl's name or her parents name. She just knew that it always hung in her mother's home and she wanted it to do so again.
Another reposted photo for the sake of showing you the little girl. My grandfather, LeRoy Brown, is sitting next to a Marie Brown, a niece of his from Illinois. From the age of my grandfather this must have been taken in the early 1900"s. The group of relatives in the Illinois are lost but will be found on the internet. My grandfather's father, Charles Brown, died when he was three years old. My great grandmother remarried and moved to Iowa, leaving a lot of that family history back in Illinois. I am sure that my grandfather must have made a visit out there for the photo or Marie visited in Iowa.
My final child photo is of me on Christmas morning, 1954. My brother's train sits on the floor and my dad is playing with his windup donkey toy. It twirled it's tail around in circles and it really entertained him. This is the interior view in the living room of the old white farmhouse that I posted a few weeks before now.
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