Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Randy and Stan with Their Maternal Grandparents in 1947 -- Post 817 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

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

The people in this screen capture from a home movie are (from the left):

*  Emily Kemp (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), my maternal grandmother.

*  Stanley Richmond Seaver (1946-living), my brother (Held by Emily)

*  Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952), my great-grandmother

*  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), my maternal grandfather

*  Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living), moi, in the yellow shirt.

This home movie was taken in 1947, perhaps on Stan's first birthday in September or my 4th birthday in October.  I think this is in the Carringer gardens on the south end of the block in San Diego (bounded by 30th, Hawthorn, Fern and Ivy streets) looking south.  Note the coat and tie.  This may have been filmed by my mother or father.

This is the only image I have found to date of me with my great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.  She was so animated in the movie!  

You can watch the home movie on YouTube at   The remainder of the movie shows me chasing ducks at a pond and my grandparents attending a flower show.  

This home movie is a part of my family history.  I received it from my mother in 1988 when I started my genealogy research, and digitized it in 2019 using the FOREVER service.  I restored, enhanced and colorized the photo using the MyHeritage photo tools, but it is still very fuzzy.  


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