Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Betty With Her Nana in the Early 1930s -- Post 774 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

This photograph is of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) and her maternal grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952), taken in the early 1930s.  I think the setting is the greenhouse on the Carringer home at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego.  

Betty called her grandmother "Nana" all of her life.  Georgianna was the widow of Charles Auble (1849-1916) and the mother of Betty's mother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), who married Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) in 1918. Georgianna was a daily presence in Betty's life until Betty's marriage in 1942 in San Diego, and they were extremely close until Georgianna's death in 1952.  I just realized that Georgianna, along with Betty and Emily, was one of my caregivers during World War II when my father was in the U.S. Navy and my mother and I lived with the Carringer family from mid 1944 until early 1946.  

I have no clue if the "little boy" in the lower left area of the picture s a real child or a garden gnome.  I think it is not a real person.

When Betty became a grandmother of four granddaughters in the 1970s, she loved being called "Nana."

This photograph is all part of our family history.  


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1 comment:

Marshall said...

The "little boy" has a stick for legs.