Wednesday, January 6, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Family Photographs Post 87: In the Garden

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.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This photograph was taken in about 1945, probably by my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer. It was taken in the backyard garden area, perhaps in the greenhouse, of 2130 Fern Street in San Diego, where my grandparents lived. My grandmother, Emily (Auble) Carringer, was an accomplished horticulturalist and flower arranger during her lifetime.

Who is the little boy with a very cool looking chapeau? Well, that's little Randy Seaver toddling around smelling flowers and looking for bugs to watch. Isn't that a really great hat? I wonder where it went?

The backyard and greenhouse was a wonderful place for a little boy to play. It was safe and enclosed (the block I grew up on was between two busy streets), had a variety of things to watch and do (several ponds and bird baths, lots of plants and bushes to check out, plenty of bugs to catch, torture and release, birds to watch, and several cats to chase and pet.

1 comment:

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

You've hardly changed at all! Neat! Thanks for posting!

Keep those ancestor stories coming!

Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"