I'm posting 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.
I managed to scan about 100 family photographs in the Scanfest in January, and have converted the scanned TIF files to smaller JPGs, cropped and rotated as best I can. Many of these were "new" to my digital photograph collection.
Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:
This photograph was taken in the 1917 to 1918 time period, probably at a San Diego area beach - probably either Coronado Beach or La Jolla beach (note the seaweed or kelp on the sand).
The three people in this picture are (from the left):
* unknown young lady - perhaps Gladys Nolan, Emily Auble's best friend.
* Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976), future husband of Emily Auble
* Emily Auble (1899-1977), future wife of Lyle Carringer
Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer were the parents of Betty (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002), my mother.
They sure look happy in this photograph, don't they? My guess is that Lyle and Emily were engaged at this time, but were not yet married (they married in June 1918). Lyle may have just joined the Marines around this time.