Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Randy and Mom in Early 1944 -- Post 650 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs:

This photograph was taken in late 1943 (Christmas time?) or early 1944.  The baby (only 2-3 months old) is your scribe, and that is my mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (1919-2002) lovingly holding me and beaming at me.  Mom has her hair up and is wearing earrings and a dress.  It is winter, but it's sunny in San Diego.

I think that the setting is on the side of my grandparents home at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego.  My grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer, probably snapped this as a black and white photo.  

This photo (originally black and white) has been enhanced and colorized using the MyHeritage photo tools.  


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Melvin Key said...

Your mother is gorgeous! You can definitely tell the baby is you compared to your profile picture. Babies have wrinkles which disappear in their youth and return in their current age. Love your prolific writing. Your engineering background stays with you forever. Keep it up!

Randy Seaver said...

Hi Melvin,

Thanks for the comment. I didn't know that about wrinkles. I will have to look at other baby photos of me. I have wrinkles all over I fear.

This photo may be my first Christmas or New Years photo, and my mother's first post-baby photo. She definitely has a new dress and a new hairdo. I have a 1943 Christmas home movie and will check to see if she's wearing the same dress.