Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Bridesmaids at a 1940 San Diego Wedding -- Post 547 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

Several months ago, I discovered an envelope of small photographs saved when my mother died in 2002 - it was hiding in plain sight in the Genea-Cave! 

Included in the photo cache was this oldie-but-goodie - my mother, Betty Carringer and two friends as bridesmaids in a wedding party photo in 1940:

This photo was taken in front of a home in San Diego, probably on 8 September 1940.  The three beautiful young ladies are bridesmaids Virginia Seifert, Betty Carringer and Eleanor Steddom at the wedding of Richard and Phyllis (Baldwin) Tazelaar.

Richard Tazelaar and Phyllis Baldwin were married on 8 September 1940 in San Diego.  Phyllis, and the other two bridesmaids, was a friend, classmate and sorority sister with my mother at San Diego State from 1937 to 1940.  The Tazelaars were lifelong friends of my parents and Dick was "Officer Tazelaar" in charge of the Safety Patrol at Brooklyn Elementary School when I attended there.  He was my boss!

My grandfather or someone in the wedding party probably took this photograph.


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1 comment:

dritchhart said...


I am hoping that they will introduce the capability to extract DNA from stamps and envelopes. They discussed this at the big conference they had a couple months ago in Scandinavia. I don't think it will be cheap and getting the price to something that will be appealing to the public may be a challenge. I have letters from two great grandmothers and a grandmother that I am anxious to have analyzed (assuming I can afford it).