Thursday, January 02, 2014

Hard times

Women grew up fast in the old days.  

My paternal grandmother was 18 years old in this wedding picture.  She looks SO young. 

If I remember correctly, my dad, the oldest child, took this picture, which explains why he isn't in it.  The next time my grandmother gave birth, both she and the baby died.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

She doesn't look much older in the last photo than she did in the first. I bet those babies didn't come any more than a year apart, tops.

Margaret said...

Very common back then to marry young, have LOTS of children and end up dying in childbirth. My grandfather was one of 10 children; I think his mom also died in childbirth.

Paula said...

The bride and groom both look young. I like to see old pictures. Always seems odd to me that the man is usually sitting and the lady standing. Just think of how hard it was for people back then. We are so blessed with all the handy and useful things we have to make our work easier.

TARYTERRE said...

I love vintage photos of relatives.

Lori said...

She was a beautiful woman! I love old pictures like these. It's a shame she died so young.