Wednesday, November 3, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 127: Lyle and Emily Dress Up

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 Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is probably one of the strangest photographs in my family collection.  The person on the left is my granfather, Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) dressed as a woman, and the person on the right is my grandmother, Emily K. Auble (1899-1977), dressed as a male.  The setting is inside a house on a couch or sofa, probably either the Carringer home or the Auble home, in about 1918, either prior to their marriage or soon after their marriage on 19 June 1918.

I wonder why they dressed this way for this picture?  Were going to a social event, a costume party or a Hallowe'en dance? 

I always think of my grandparents as "old people" because that's the way I knew them.  But they were young once, and had fun in their lives, and occasionally those times were documented for posterity.  Thank goodness!  I think Lyle made a pretty ugly chick, and Emily was a good-looking guy!


Unknown said...

What a really neat picture to have! :)
You're completely right, when you think about your grandparents, you think of them as you know them.

Jennifer said...

That is hilarious!! What I would give to have a picture of my grandparents doing something crazy. :)