Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Storytellers

I don't know about you but I love old pictures. This picture is of my Great Grandmother Jessie (top left) and her four daughters.

This shot really seems to show the girls personalities and their affection for each other. When these girls were very young their Father walked out on them. Jessie and the girls lived in a very small town without any opportunities for a single Mom, so she turned part of their house into a store.

The girls in order, are Florence Ester(1895), Cecelia Mae (1898), my grandma, Hazel Henrietta (1900) and Irene Elizabeth (1899). I also love the old names, so many of them are becoming popular again.


My Great Grandmother met a wonderful man when her girls were still young. Levy married Jessie and took on her girls, as his own. They were fortunate enough to have a son, Lewis in 1914. They were happily married many years and both lived beyond their 80's.

This is a 4 generation picture of my brother, Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Four generations with my brother, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather.

My Grandmother always told us how lucky they were as a family to find a good man that would marry a divorcee and raise her children as his own.
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11 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful post. I loved the sweet story and the pictures were the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful post Jean. I love the old photos. Those girls are so pretty and your great grandmother - wow. Great that they took those 4 generation photos. Sweet memories of your great grandmother.

shannon i olson said...

those photos are great, I just love to look at them, everyone looks content. They bring back memories of when I was a child at my grandmas house, with relatives all around and we stayed all day there. I miss that. the sisters are beautiful! so sad their dad left them. do you know why?

Ann in the UP said...

What a great story, and with a happy ending, too! The pictures were great!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I love looking at old photographs and hearing the story behind the picture. Thanks for sharing!

Mary-Frances said...

Great photos Jean. They remind me of photos my mother had of her family. Love the names too, glad they are coming back.

Karen said...

What a wonderful, heart-warming story. The pictures say so much, everyone looks so happy.

Mildred said...

What a sweet story and amazing that you have these treasured photos from the past. I really enjoyed this.

Darla said...

What a great story.

The Smiths said...

Great story...fits right in with what I was doing for a few hours online last night and trying to follow my family tree...Not very easy with my crazy family!

Pat transplanted to MN said...

These are wonderful photos and it is a tribute that they have survived to go along with the story. Yes, times were tough for a divorcee back then, no matter where, it was almost unheard of. I am glad they lived long happy lives. I especially liked the first two photos of the sisters!