Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordly Wednesday: Family Photographs - Post 66: School Days

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 loose pictures found in a box, probably from my grandfather's photo album, that I scanned during Scanfest in February:

I think that the girl holding the ball on the right is my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer. She is probably age 5 to 7 in this picture, meaning it was taken in 1924 to 1926.

My guess is that the picture was taken by her father, Lyle L. Carringer at Brooklyn Elementary School (on the block surrounded by Fern Street, A Street, 30th Street and Ash Street) in the Golden Hill neighborhood of San Diego. The building in the background is typical of San Diego school architecture! Betty attended this school, as did all three of her sons.
This must have been some sort of special event - all of the girls have flowers in their hair and one of the boys is wearing a tie (and a flower too!). Perhaps it was an open house and the children were going to demonstrate playing dodgeball or something tamer.

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