Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oo-Hoo, Linda and Edna -- Post 352 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 is a fuzzy picture, but it's still precious because it's a happy occasion and a three-generation matrilineal line  photograph..  

This was taken in the bride's room at Chula Vista Presbyterian Church on 21 March 1970 just before my marriage to Linda.  Pictured here are, from the left:

*  Edna Catherine "Oo-hoo"  (McKnew) Schaffner (1884-1974), grandmother of Linda.
*  Linda Leland, soon to be Mrs. Seaver
*  Edna May (Schaffner) Leland (1913-1979), Linda's mother, and Oo-hoo's daughter.

Oo-hoo was so happy to come to our wedding.  Linda gave her a plane trip to San Diego for a Christmas present, and when Linda called to tell her that she was engaged and would be married on 21 March, Oo-hoo was overjoyed.  She could hardly wait.  What a trooper at age 86.  She didn't miss anything and enjoyed every minute of her stay.

Oo-hoo was Linda's special "angel" - they had a very special relationship from Linda's birth to Oo-hoo's death.  There's a story about how she got the name Oo-hoo that Linda tells - who has heard it?

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