Wednesday, May 15, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 256: Grace and Bess at the Lake

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Richmond family photograph collection passed to me by my cousin Laura in 2008:

This photograph is of Grace (Richmond) Shaw (on the left) and her sister, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (on the right) at Whalom Lake near Fitchburg, Massachusetts in the 1920s (I think).  Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver is my paternal grandmother.

Check out the hats, the long dresses and the white shoes.  Pretty classy for a summer outing at the lake.  There is a child to the right of Bess who is mostly out of the picture.  It may be my father Frederick Seaver (born in 1911), my uncle Edward Seaver (born in 1913) or my aunt Geraldine Seaver (born in 1917). 

The Frederick and Bessie (Richmond) Seaver family owned a cottage at Whalom Lake for several years in the 1920s.  There was an amusement park there, also.  

What do Grace and Bess have in their hands?  Is it a bag of popcorn?  Is that a boat on the lake between them?  

I received this photo in 2008 from my cousin Laura, who is a great-granddaughter of Grace (Richmond) Shaw.  She had some pictures of our Seaver family that I did not have (because Bessie sent them to Grace) and kindly shared them with me.

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