Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 58: Moms and Babes

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.

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

This photograph was probably taken by my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, in mid-1920 at the Carringer house on Harrison Avenue in San Diego. The note at the bottom of the photograph says "1 yr," which refers to my mother's age - she was born in July 1919.

I can identify only a few of the persons in this photograph:

* Della (Smith) Carringer, mother of Lyle and grandmother of Betty, is on the far left, looking down at her granddaughter.

* Betty V. Carringer, my mother born in July 1919, is the baby on the lap of the lady kneeling down.

* Abigail (Vaux) Smith, Della's mother and Lyle's grandmother, is the older lady standing fourth from the left.

* Emily (Auble) Carringer, my grandmother, wife of Lyle Carringer and mother of Betty, is the young lady standing second from the right. She looks very frustrated in this picture - perhaps because she's not holding her daughter.
I wonder who the other ladies are - those with children and those who don't have children? There were no names on the back of this photograph.

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