Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Lori and OoHoo in July 1974 -- Post 599 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I  can't help it, I can't do a wordless post!  I found some more family photos hiding in Linda's family photo boxes.  This is one of my favorite photographs:

This is a photograph of my daughter Lori (born in May 1974) with her great-grandmother, Edna (McKnew) "OoHoo" Schaffner (1884-1974), taken in about July 1974 in San Francisco at Linda's parents home on 47th Avenue.  

OoHoo was my wife Linda's maternal grandmother, and was very special to Linda and her brother.  The story of how she got her nickname is this:  When Linda's cousin Jean was a child, she would come with her mother to her grandmother's house, which was on three levels.  Jean's mother would open the front door without knocking, and call out "Yoo hoo" to let Edna know they were there, and Edna would come to the front of the house every time.  Jean called Edna "OoHoo" from that time on, and Linda and her brother did also.  They were the only three grandchildren.

OoHoo had a fall, and then a stroke, and died in November 1974 in her 91st year.

Several times a year when our children were growing up, Linda sent photographs to her parents and brother in San Francisco.  When her father died in 2002, her brother sorted out the photos and gave Linda the ones that were of our family and the ones interacting with them.  They were given to us in a big box of stuff back in 2006, and we finally looked at them last year!  I've started scanning them for use in these Wordless Wednesday posts.


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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

I love how Great Grandma got her name. What a fun story to pass down.