Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 48: Proud Grandpa!

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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 photograph was taken in late 1919 or early 1920, and shows my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (born 30 July 1919) in the arms of her grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946). It was probably taken at the Lyle and Emily Carringer home at 2052 Harrison Street in San Diego.

Betty doesn't look too happy here - in fact, I don't think that I have any pictures of her as a smiling baby.

Austin had to wait 72 years to have a grandchild, and Betty was his only one. He looks very proud and content in this picture. Note the two-hand grip on the baby! I often wonder if Betty played with his bushy moustache and his glasses when she was a toddler.

1 comment:

JoLyn said...

This is a precious photo - aren't you glad you have it. Your description makes it all the better!