Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Four-Generation Picture -- Post 317 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I am posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they aren't "Wordless" - I am incapable of having a wordless post!

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection provided by my mother from 1988 to 2002:

This photograph was probably taken in early May 1975 on the occasion of our daughter's baptism and first birthday.  The persons in the picture, from the left, are:

*  Frederick W. Seaver (seated, 1911-1983), my father
*  Lori Seaver, my daughter (standing in front of me)
*  Randy Seaver, moi (kneeling)
*  Emily (Auble) Carringer (seated, 1899-1977), my grandmother
*  Lyle L. Carringer (seated, 1891-1976), my grandfather
*  Betty (Carringer) Seaver (kneeling, 1919-2002), my mother 

The photograph was probably taken by my wife, Linda.  The setting is our living room in the home we currently live in in Chula Vista, California.  This was also our housewarming party.  We no still have the beautiful (I thought!) red and gold velvet couch that folks are sitting on. but the fabric is now a golden color.  The red shag carpet and bright yellow wall paint are gone too.  We still have the large dark-wood table, though.  The world map wall hanging is hiding somewhere in the spare bedroom now, replaced with a lighthouse painting and some of my mother's copper enamel works.  
I wish that I was looking at the camera more, and that my father had his eyes open.  My grandparents are focused on Lori.  Lori is very busy mouthing a coaster, I think; at least she is looking at the camera.  

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