Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 46: Mother and Daughter

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

This photograph is from my grandfather's photo album that I scanned during Scanfest in January:

This is a photograph of my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) holding my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002). My guess is that the picture was taken in late 1919 or early 1920, perhaps for Betty's christening (I don't have a date for a christening if it ever happened) or for her first birthday on 30 July 1920.

I love this picture. Mom looks so proud of her treasure, as well she should.

Emily was three weeks shy of 20 years old when she had the baby. She and Lyle could not know what lay ahead for their family. Would there be more children? How would their life together turn out? They were just starting out on their life adventure and here's a bundle of joy. How would the baby bless them?

Emily had her mother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble, to help her with the baby, and I think that Grandma loved being able to help. Georgianna (1868-1952) lived with Lyle and Emily Carringer for the rest of her life, so they must have been very compatible living together as a family.

This photograph was in Lyle L. Carringer's 1910 to 1925 album, which was passed to his daughter, Betty (Carringer) Seaver in 1977 and to his grandson, Randy Seaver, in about 1988.

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