Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Aunt Marion visits San Diego -- Post 324 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 from my 40 years of photo albums, boxes and piles of family photographs:

This picture was taken in about 1977 or 1978 in front of the home of Fred and Betty (Carringer) Seaver on Point Loma in San Diego (the house that Betty's parents built in 1951).

The persons in the picture are (from the left):

*  Marion Frances (Seaver) (Braithwaite) Hemphill (1901-2000), my father's oldest sister.
*  Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983), my father. 
*  Lori, my daughter, born in 1974, holding the two balloons.

I have no clue why my daughter is in this picture.  Did she sneak in while Marion and Fred were laughing and having a great time?  I'm glad she did, because it helps me date the picture!

This was, I believe, my Aunt Marion's first visit to San Diego, and my first interaction with her.  She hadn't seen my father for about 40 years.  My father came west from Massachusetts in December 1940 and never returned to Massachusetts.  They had a lot of catching up to do!  Marion's views of Fred growing up were a lot different than Fred's views...Marion was the oldest sister who was tasked with minding her two little brothers.  She saw their activities as mischief, and the boys saw them as fun.

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