Wednesday, January 12, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 135: A Pensive Emily

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

This is a photograph of Emily Kemp Auble in 1918 with a bow in her hair, posed with a vase of flowers on a simple stand.  My guess is that this was taken before her wedding on 19 June 1918 to Lyle Lawrence Carringer.  Lyle and Emily are my maternal grandparents.

I have very few pictures of Emily smiling.  She looks very pensive in this photograph, perhaps pondering her future as an 18-year old bride to a young United States Marine.  She doesn't know how her world will change over the next 59 years of her life, but it was mostly good and wonderful.  They had only one child and three grandchildren, but they loved them all in the very best way. 

I posted a biography, including this picture, of Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) in March 2009.

Updated:  Barbara kindly pointed out that I neglected to proof the post. I corrected "60" down to "59" and ended up with "659" in the initial text.  Thanks, Barbara!


Barbara Poole said...

Love this photo, but am unsure of what you mean by, "She doesn't know how her world will change over the next 659 years of her life."

Unknown said...

What a beautiful photo!