Wednesday, February 29, 2012

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 194: My Junior High Graduation

 I am posting photographs from my family collections for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday (you know me, I can't go wordless!).    

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

This photograph was taken in June 1958 on the occasion of my graduation from Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School.  It was taken on the patio just to the south of the apartment house at 2114 Fern Street.  That is the 2115-2119 30th Street apartment (we lived in 2119) in the background.  

From the left, the persons in the photo are my mother (Betty Virgina (Carringer) Seaver in her beautiful suit, pearls and snappy hat), me (in the snazzy suit, bow tie and butch wax haircut), my brother Scott (aged almost 3) in front of me, and my father (Frederick Walton Seaver, staring off into the haze, obviously totally bored by it all, or distracted by an airplane).  Oh, yes, Rootie-Toot-Toot, the family cat, is brushing against my mother's leg (I just noticed that!).  

I don't know for sure who took this picture.  My guess is that it was my grandfather, but I don't know.  My brother, Stanley, is not in the picture because he was probably at school.  

As you can tell, at age 14, I was not a really tall young man yet.  I think I was probably 4 foot 10 inches at the time.  My mother was 5 feet 4 inches tall, and my father was 6 feet, 2 inches tall.

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

A very important event to remember. Thanks for sharing. ;-)

Root Digger said...

Your mother was sharp in that outfit. The cat sure did like being next to her! What a nice photo to have...Thank you.