Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Family Photographs - Post 63: Betty and the Balloon (not a Squash)

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 is a photograph of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer, taken in late 1920 or in 1921 by her father, Lyle Carringer, probably in the yard of the house at 2054 Harrison Avenue in San Diego. Previous photographs in this series have shown the chicken coop in the background also.

I am unsure what it is that Betty is holding. It looks like a large gourd or a large squash, although it may be a balloon (since it is so smooth and uniform). What do you think?

UPDATED: Everybody thinks it's a balloon, and a close exam of the tip of it seems to show a tie, so I guess it's a balloon.


Lorraine said...

That would be a pretty big squash for such a little kid to be holding. I vote a balloon.

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owlhart said...

What a strong young lady, holding that heavy squash off the ground with one hand!

TheGeneticGenealogist said...

Randy - this picture clearly explains why she was crying in your previous picture! Someone took the squash away!

TheGeneticGenealogist said...

Wait a minute, based on the little tie at the top, I think it's a balloon. Even worse!

Jasia said...

Definitely a balloon!