Saturday, November 11, 2023

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- A Photo of You With a Grandparent

 Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It's Saturday Night again -

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)   Do you have a photograph of yourself with one or more of your grandparents?  How about your great-grandparents?  Show us what you have, and tell us your grandparents names.

2)  Write your own blog post, or leave a comment on this post, or write something on Facebook.

Here's mine:

1)  I have many photographs of myself with my maternal grandparents, Lyle Lawrence and Emily (Auble) Carringer.  Here is one of my favorites:

This is Linda and Randy's wedding on 21 March 1970.  This photograph has Linda's maternal grandmother in it also -- Edna (McKnew) Schaffner was 85 years old.  My grandmother, Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer was 70 years old, and my grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, was 78 years old.  I think that this is the only wedding of their grandchildren that they attended.  I wonder what they are thinking in this photograph?  Perhaps my grandmother was thinking "I changed his diaper for years, and look at him now!"  I loved them dearly.

2)  I have only one photograph of me with my paternal grandparents.  My grandfather, Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) died before I was born.  My maternal grandmother, alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962) came to San Diego in 1958 for a visit with our family, along with my father's sister Evelyn, her husband Walter Wood, and their granddaughter Diana Soule.  This is one of the only photographs I have that shows me with my grandmother:

My grandmother is the second from the right, and I am next to her in the red collared shirt.  My only real memory of her is that she spoke with a classical New England accent.

3)  The only photograph of me with a great-grandparent is this one - I took a screen shot from one of the Carringer home movies of my first birthday in October 1944 and captured this photograph of me with my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946):

This is the only photograph I have of my great-grandfather smiling and laughing.  He was age 90 in this photograph.  I wish my movie had his voice also - I would love to know what he's saying and/or thinking!  Do you think he had any idea that 79 years later that I would be showing this photograph to hundreds of people on my blog? 


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Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here is mine. I knew immediately which photo to share.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here are mine:

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's mine: