Friday, July 11, 2008

~Favorite Family Foto~

I love old photos and this is one of my favorites.

The little girl in the middle is my Granny Clara right after she was orphaned at age eight and raised by my Great Aunt whose given name was Julia June Geraldine Anna Marie. She was just Aunt June to the whole family. The lady on the left is Aunt June's mother, my Great Great Grandmother Mimi. She was French and spoke no English.

Please visit these others who are posting Favorite Family Fotos:
VANESSA at Vanilla Lavender

MARY at Across The Pond

SHAYLA at Diary of Artist Shayla Perreault Newcomb

SHARRON at Vintage Girl at Heart

LORI at Oodles of Noodles

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

DAWN at Dawn's Daybreak

DIANE at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

16 comments:

Vanessa Greenway said...

Wow! Lovely photo! My grandma is also Mimi, isn't this nice? Hava e great day!! Hugs, Vanessa

Dawn said...

That's a terrific old picture. It sounds like you not only have the picture but also the great family history.

take care,
Dawn

Jeanne said...

Deborah, I love old family photos too. This is so special and I can't believe how many names your Aunt June had. All three look so elegant in their Victorian clothing.

Hugs to you this morning and thank you for hosting Foto day. I am loving it!

Jeanne

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Hi Deborah, how is the new little grandbaby? Love the family photo! I love old photos. I have recently gotten some old photos from my hubby's side of the family that are adorable. There are several of his mother, grandmother & greatgrandmother. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs***Renea

Shayla said...

I like old photos too, Deborah. You might enjoy looking through this site and this blog:

http://www.shorpy.com/
http://ancestorarchive.com

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

A wonderful photo and the story behind it.. so rich in the History of your Family!!
This is a great way to share some of our favorites so thanks for hosting it!!!
I am already thinking of ideas for the next few FFF!!!

Mary said...

Deborah I love the pose in front of the split rain fence - where was the location?
Bob's mom grew up with French as her first language, her family being French-Canadian. She still has a slight accent at age 90 and has never been able to pronounce the 'th' sound - e.g. tings for things!!
The FFFF is going to be a lot of fun - only thing is, so many pics so little time!!!!

Enjoy the weekend - going to be hot and sunny for a change!
Hugs - Mary.

Mary said...

Of course I meant to say split RAIL fence - rushing this morning to make Jasmin's breakfast!!
Mary X

Heidi said...

I too love old photos! This one is great. My mother made me a scrapbook with many of our family's very old photos which is our family tree. It is such fun to look at these family members from various generations.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Lynn said...

Deborah, I love, love the photo and the story. It's really something that you have the photo and the history behind it.

I wanted to participate, but the week has just been too busy. I'll try for next time, and in the meantime I'll enjoy visiting all the blogs that participated!

Lynn

Beverly said...

Deborah, I love this old photo. Don't you wish you could have the opportunity to speak with them?

Anne Fannie said...

What a special photo! When you look at these old photos you think about the person in it, they were once a little girl like us, with big dreams, in love, had hobbies, trials in their life, etc.
Thanks for sharing!
Love, Ann

Marina Capano said...

H! That's a terrific old picture!!!thanks for your invitation for mail, well I hope will to be in your next "favorite family foto", I will send mail or comment. count me!
I love to be in your party! Its fun!
regards from Argentina
I will put your banner in my blog!

Montee said...

I love old photos too. I have them all over my house.

Devonia said...

Thank you for responding to my tag, Deborah. I love to share fave blogs and love to visit blogs tagged by others. Old family photos melt my heart. I'm trying to think of something creative to do with our old family photos for my 83-yr-old mother. Her hands don't allow her to write as easily as she once could and she needs a variety of all-occasion cards to send to family members with sentiments (Thinking of you, Remembering when we girls, Happy Birthday, Get Well, etc) that she could just sign and mail. Once we could find boxes of those assorted cards everywhere, now I can't find any. Always love your art.
Devonia

Montee said...

Deborah, put me on your list for Family Foto!