Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The Frederick W. Seaver Family of San Diego, Plus a Cousin, in 1958 -- Post 654 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

In summer 1958, my aunt and uncle Walter and Evelyn (Seaver) Wood drove from Leominster, Massachusetts to San Diego with my grandmother, Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver and Walter and Evelyn's granddaughter, Diana.  They stayed for about a week with the Marshall and Dorothy (Taylor) Chamberlain family in San Diego, where Bessie's sister, Emily (Richmond) Taylor lived.  So it was a grand reunion of my father with his sister and mother after 16 years away from Massachusetts.  This was the first and the last time that my brothers and I met our paternal grandmother.

In this photograph, taken in the backyard of the Chamberlains home at 4601 Terrace Drive in San Diego, are (from the left):

*  My brother Stanley Richmond Seaver (age 11+)

*  My brother, Scott Frederick Seaver (age 2+)

*  My father, Frederick Walton Seaver (age 46+)

*  My first cousin once removed, Diana Soule (age 11)

*  Me (age 14+) - note: with hair!

*  My mother, Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver (age 39)

I have very few photographs of my whole birth family because we took very few photographs between 1960 and 1983, when my father died.  I think that my grandfather, Lyle Carringer took this photo of us.   

This photo (originally with faded colors) has been enhanced and restored using the MyHeritage photo tools.  


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