Wednesday, August 17, 2011

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 166: Betty in the Chicken Coop

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
1988-2002 time period:

This photograph is of my mother, Betty Carringer, taken in about 1922, and is in the Pentecost album.  She is sitting on a board or slab, and holding one chicken, while three others are strutting and pecking around her.  The chicken on the right is out of focus - I think that is because of having to scan the photo album without removing the pictures. 

I posted another photo of Betty with the chickens in Family Photographs - Post 62: Betty and the Chickens two years ago.  These two photos were probably taken at the same time, and they sent this one off to cousin Bessie (Auble) Pentecost and saved the other one.

The photo was probably taken by Betty's father, Lyle Carringer, in the back yard of their home at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego.


Leah Kleylein said...

Great picture!!!

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

Great photo - thanks for sharing. Brings back memories of my own childhood - lots of chickens on the Iowa farm! ;-)

Kristin said...

makes me want to go post a photo of my mother or daughter with chickens.

my Heritage Happens said...

LOVE this photo Randy! Thanks for sharing!