Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Aunt Marion and Aunt Gerry Visit in 1978 -- Post 330 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I am posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't "Wordless" - I am incapable of having a wordless post!

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection from my 40 years of photo albums, boxes and piles of family photographs:

This photo was taken in about 1978 in San Diego, California,.  The persons in the photo are (from the left):

*  Lori Seaver, my daughter
*  Marion (Seaver) (Braithwaite) Hemphill (1901-2000), my Aunt and my father's oldest sister
*  Randy Seaver, beardless (I started growing it in late 1978 after my appendectomy)
*  Geraldine (Seaver) Remley (1917-2007), my Aunt and my father's youngest sister.

I don't know where this picture was taken.  It must be in San Diego.  It's not at our house, my parents house on Point Loma, or the Chamberlain house in Kensington.  It may be at my brother's home.  

This was probably the first visit by Aunt Marion to San Diego to visit her brother (my father) and our family.  What a sweetheart she was. Marion visited at least two more times, and we visited her in South Carolina in the 1990s.   It may have been Aunt Gerry's first visit also.  She visited us more often over the years in San Diego, and we visited her many times from 1982 to 2006 in Florida and Maine.  

Both of my aunts really enjoyed being with our two daughters, and with us.  This was before I started doing genealogy research, and these two were the keepers of family lore.  They loved to tell stories about my father and his brother.  Fortunately, they both made audio tapes about the Seaver family life in Massachusetts and I have transcribed them.

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