Thursday, May 20, 2010

Genea-Musings makes the Newspaper

When I posted (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 98: A Picnic at La Jolla last month, I didn't expect it to make the newspaper.

Shortly after I posted the picture of my grandfather and his colleagues at La Jolla beach in 1915, I received an email from the editor of the La Jolla Light newspaper, who asked if they could run the photo in their newspaper. I said "of course" and forwarded images of the front and back of the picture.

The picture, with a short article, appeared in the May 19th edition of the newspaper - a screen shot is below:

The article, headlined, "A Look Back," notes:

"Chula Vista resident Randy Seaver, a retired aerospace engineer and genealogist who has been sifting through what he calls an 'endless collection' of family photos and papers, came upon this photo of his grandfather Lyle Lawrence Carringer, second from left, taken in 1915. He knew only that it was taken in La Jolla and likely was a group of employees from Marston's Department Store where his grandfather worked. With the help of La Jolla Historical Society archivist Mike Mishler and historian Carol Olten, he learned it was taken at Devil's Slide, by Goldfish Point, along what is the Coast Walk trail. Seaver, a native San Diegan, writes a blog at"

Thank you to the La Jolla Light for the article, and to @SouthwestArkie on Twitter for tweeting about it! News travels fast sometimes! I think that my grandfather would be amazed by websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and then he would jump into it!