Wednesday, July 31, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 267: My Mother and Grandmother in 1930

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 in the 1980s-1990s:
 



This is my favorite picture of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) on the left, and her mother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) on the right.  This picture was taken in about 1930, probably by my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer.  So my mother is about 11, and my grandmother about 31.  Aren't they absolutely beautiful?  I think so!  The photograph doesn't show their inner beauty.

We forget sometimes that our parents and grandparents were young people too.  These are the first two of the seven most important females in my life (the others being my wife, two daughters, two granddaughters!), seen with most of their years ahead of them.  They didn't know what the future held for them, but they dealt with the future with optimism, joyfulness and caring hearts.

I have posted this photograph before, but I wanted to share it again in honor of the 94th anniversary of my mother's birth yesterday (30 July).  


Copyright (c) 2013, Randall J. Seaver

7 comments:

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

Totally agree, Randy. Neat post, wonderful photo! What memories. Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

Love the photo - it is a stunning photograph. Thank you for sharing and for all you do to help so many people enjoy genealogy.

Kristin said...

They are beautiful. I also think about my relatives not knowing what is ahead of them when looking at pictures taken when they were young.

Nancy said...

Very nice thoughts, Randy. And lovely ladies.

Unknown said...

What a lovely photo, Randy! No wonder you treasure it so.

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful photograph, Randy. I love the necklaces both wear and that fact that their heads are just slightly tilted toward each other. Perfect.

Tonya said...

I wish I had beautiful pictures for my family like you do. I am fairly new to genealogy and have learned so much from your blog. thanks so much.