Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 57: Buster

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

These photographs are from my grandfather's photo album that I scanned during Scanfest in January:


Fortunately, one of these photographs is labelled with a date and a name for the Carringer family cat - meet Buster! In the top photo, Buster isn't a bit curious about who the other cat in the mirror is. Do cats know that it is their own image? In the bottom photo, Buster reclines gracefully in his basket while showing off his luxurious tail. Cats always seem to have a smile on their faces, dont they?

The picture was taken on 27 April 1919, probably by my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, since it is his scrapbook. I think the setting is probably the Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer home on Harrison Street in San Diego. I wonder if Buster was Lyle's or Emily's before their wedding in 1918, or if he joined the family after the marriage.

Now Buster lives on in posterity, one of the many family cats that "owned" the Carringer families. My Seaver family loved cats too, and had many over the years on the block between the busy 30th and Fern Streets in San Diego.

2 comments:

Family Curator said...

Thanks, Randy, for sharing Buster. I wasn't quite ready to bring Tigger to Wordless Wednesday; I am sure he is having good romp with Buster, tho.

amyrebba said...

What an amazing find. It's rare, but ads such depth to your family when you can see their pets.