Saturday Night Genealogy Fun was to post a favorite family photograph and tell about who is in it:
Show us one of your favorite photographs of your family - a group,
yourself, your mom, your dad, your sibling(s), your grandparents, etc.
Tell us about it - the date, the event, the setting, the persons in the
I'm only a few hours late! But this was an easy choice for me, especially with the inspiration of Randy's four-generation photo.
This is one of the few five-generation photos I have for my family.
Date: Probably 1982, because the baby was born in March 1982.
Event: Just the fact that five generations were together was probably enough, but maybe also to celebrate the new baby.
Setting: I don't know, but probably my cousin's or my aunt's home. (I need to ask my cousin!)
Persons, left to right:
Anna Gauntt Stradling (1893–1986), my paternal grandmother, mother of Ruth Stradling Appleton
Ruth Carrie Stradling Appleton (1914–1984), my father's oldest half-sister and my aunt, mother of Ruth Anne Appleton
Forrest Ronald Appleton, my first cousin once removed, father of Forrest Ronald Appleton II
Ruth Anne Appleton, my first cousin, mother of Forrest Ronald Appleton
Forrest Ronald Appleton II, my first cousin twice removed
Now that I've noted all the years, I realized that this photo is even more special, because only two years later my aunt passed away, followed two years after that by my grandmother. I'm glad they took this photo when they did!
Genealogy is like a jigsaw puzzle, but you don't have the box top, so you don't know what the picture is supposed to look like. As you start putting the puzzle together, you realize some pieces are missing, and eventually you figure out that some of the pieces you started with don't actually belong to this puzzle. I'll help you discover the right pieces for your puzzle and assemble them into a picture of your family.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: A Favorite Family Photograph
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And my cousin comes through: The photo was taken at my aunt's home in Taylor Falls, Minnesota.ReplyDelete