Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Betty and Her Chickens -- Post 567 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

An Auble cousin gifted me with a photograph album of her family several years ago which included quite a few photos of my grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer and her parents, Charles and Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.

Included in the photo album, created by Bessie (Auble) Pentecost in about 1930, was this intriguing photo:
This is a photograph of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer in about 1922 with several of the family chickens (I don't know their names).  The setting is probably the back yard at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego where the Lyle L. Carringer family resided from 1920 to 1946.  She looks very calm and composed in this photo, and the chickens look calm too.  She must have been around the chickens for several years and was able to hug at least one of them.  She may have had a chore of feeding the chickens every day.

Several years ago, while doing Auble research, a descendant of Will and Bessie (Auble) Pentecost contacted me and offered the album to me, telling me that it had many photographs of the family of my grandparents (Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer).  I have kept the album intact in case she ever wants it back, but have digitized many of the photos of my Carringer and Auble families. 

Unfortunately, there were no photographs of the parents of Charles Auble, David and Sarah (Knapp) Auble of Terre Haute, Indiana. 


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