Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A Proud Papa -- Post 342 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my Seaver/Carringer family collection:

This photograph was taken in late 1943 (Christmas?) or early 1944 in San Diego.  It shows my father, Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) holding me (born in October 1943).  The setting is the patio area of the Marshall Chamberlain home on Terrace Drive in Kensington in San Diego - I recall the taller building on the east side of the patio, and I recall the wide swing with the awning that is behind my father and me.  

Thinking more about it, this was almost certainly at Christmas time.  Marshall Chamberlain's mother-in-law (Emily (Richmond) Taylor) was my father's maternal aunt, sister of my grandmother, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver.  They were my father's only known relatives in San Diego in the 1940s.

What struck me when I saw this picture again this morning is how skinny my father was, at age 32.  I love the proud and semi-reverent look on his face too, and how much hair I didn't have as a baby!  Big head too, but most babies have big heads!

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1 comment:

Linda Schreiber said...

I don't think I've ever seen a baby picture that looked *so much* like the grown-up person! Right down to the look in the eyes :)