Wednesday, July 17, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 265: Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer in 1970

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/Carringer family photograph collection passed to me by my mother, or taken by Linda or me in the 1970s:

This is a photograph of my maternal grandparents, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) and Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) taken on 20 March 1970 in their home at 825 Harbor View Place in San Diego.  The occasion was the wedding rehearsal dinner for Linda and me.  

I wish that this picture wasn't so out of focus, because it is probably the last "good" picture of the two of them together before their health declined.  I guess beggars can't be choosers (this is why I take at least two photos of every scene with my iPhone now...). 

I did not recall that Lyle's hair was still relatively dark at age 78, and I don't think it ever turned all white.  I love the narrow tie with the short sleeved shirt.  He was always a relatively small and spare man; at this time he's probably 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 130 pounds.  Emily had been stout throughout the 1950s and 1960s, but had a stroke in the mid-1960s and lost a lot of weight.  They were both very precious to me - I had a special bond with them both, having lived with them, or in a nearby house, for the first 8 years of my life.  

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1 comment:

Marshall said...

I've found (while looking at old photos) that photos from the 60s and 70s are almost all poor quality.

The first attempts at "automatic focus" cameras didn't do that well, and the custom of printing them on textured paper didn't help.