Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Visiting Aunt Gerry in Maine in August 2006 -- Post 734 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

We went to New England in August 2006, and visited my aunt, Geraldine (Seaver) Remley (born in 1917) and her husband Jim Remley (born in 1912) at their assisted living facility in the Augusta area.  This was a beautiful facility with an indoor pool, a sitdown restaurant, and many more amenities.  Gerry was the "family historian" in the Seaver family, she stayed in contact with all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of her parents, and she outlived all of her siblings.  Oh my, the stories that Gerry told about her parents and grandparents - including family secrets!  I have transcribed four hour-long audio tapes that she sent me in 1990.

We didn't know it at the time, but this was the last trip to visit them - Aunt Gerry died in April 2007, and Jim died in November 2007.  

She had many photo albums from her youth, her college days, her music teaching career, her marriage to Jim in 1970, and loose photo collections from all of the family.  Since she had no children, I was given the priceless photo collection, which included the ambrotype of my 2nd great-grandparents, Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver in the Civil War time.  

I digitized all of the photo and album pages, but did not take the photos from the albums.  I used some of the photos for the Seaver Family Newsletter in the years after her death to share them with my cousins.  I have many photos from Gerry's collection in my (Not So) Wordless Wednesday posts - see .  It was fun to go through my blog posts to find information about Aunt Gerry and her family.

This is all part of our family history!  


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