Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas at the Carringers - Post 338 of (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 Geraldine (Seaver) Remley collection provided to me by the Remley family in 2007:

The persons in this picture, taken in the 1970 to 1975 time frame, are (from the left):

*  Emily (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), my maternal grandmother.
*  Randy Seaver, moi.
*  Betty (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002), my mother.

I don't know the exact year that this photograph was taken, or who took it.  I think it was probably between 1970 and 1975, based on how the three of us in the picture look.  I think that my wife, Linda, took this picture - it took a creative person to turn the camera 45 degrees to get the diamond effect above, and I don't think my father, or grandfather, or brothers, would have done it.  

The photograph was taken in the living room of my grandparents home at 825 Harbor View Place.

My mother and grandmother were very good home decorators - notice the gold and white motif in the Carringer's living room.  The tree is an artificial tree, with white branches, and with red and gold (with a few blue) ornaments, with gold and blue strands of beads, plus a small angel on the top of the tree.  

I love this photo because it shows my mitochondrial line - three generations from my grandmother to my mother to me.  I don't have many pictures with the three of us, and this is one of the best.  I have no four generation mitochondrial line pictures.  It's a great photograph, showing my mother with a smile on her face, holding a camera, and wearing a fashionable green dress.  

Someone, probably either my mother or my wife, sent this photograph to my Aunt Geraldine (sister to my father) who put it into her photograph collection that was passed to me after Gerry's death in 2007.  I am extremely grateful that the whole series of events occurred - from photograph to someone to Gerry to me, because this photograph is not in my family's collections to my knowledge.  

Randy's Photo Axiom is once again demonstrated - "our extended families have valuable photographs of our family hiding in their albums."

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