Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 61: Why is Betty crying?

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:

The child is my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer, in the back yard of the Carringer's house at 2054 Harrison Avenue in San Diego. The fenced area is a chicken coop, I believe. This was probably taken in late 1920 or early 1921 when she is over one year old and walking. There are several different photos of her in these clothes with the chicken coop in the picture.

Why is Betty crying? I don't know! Unfortunately, she's not here to tell me. My guess is that something was taken from her and she is reacting to it. It's a great picture, I think, because it shows emotion.

1 comment:

Lori Thornton said...

Let's hope she's not crying because someone just took her favorite pet to serve for dinner!