Monday, February 02, 2009

Various old pictures

My daughter and I spent at least an hour yesterday going through old photos, looking for baby pictures of her son, Brett. In the process I found pictures I had forgotten about. They're all entirely unrelated, but some of my family might get a kick out of them.


This was our Christmas card one year. The big black Holstein/Brown Swiss cow was the last milk cow I had on the place. I raised her from a baby.

That's me and grandson Arick on a roller coaster at World's of Fun.

On the back of this picture it says, "Grandad Allen standing up... brothers". Since it was written by my Aunt Ruth and she calls him grand-dad, I would assume that's my great-grandfather... my dad's grandpa. This is my mom with grandson Arick, who is 23 years old now. Judging by the box in the foreground, I think this is when he and his mom were getting ready to go to Germany to join my son. This is my dad's first wife, my sister's mother, as a child. She died giving birth to my brother. I don't know what I'm doing with this, and there's no name on the back. But due to the baby's resemblance to my grandson Arick (see above) and the date written on it, I think it's my ex-daughter-in-law. Arick's mom.
This is my son, Jim; I thought it was right out of basic training, but he commented: "That would have to have been after Germany because the white looking cord is a German Marksmanship medal, and the red and green one was a unit award from 3rd Infantry in Germany. I'm guessing that was when I came back because we had to wear the dress uniform to travel back then."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

going thru boxes of old family stuff is the one thing I really really miss now that Mom and my sisters are all gone...all their stuff has been gone thru..but now I do it with grands from time to time...specially when we get snowed in for days at a time LOL..these pics were really great...God Bless...hugs...Ora

Anonymous said...

The last one would have to have been after Germany because the white looking cord is a German Marksmanship medal, and the red and green one was a unit award from 3rd Infantry in Germany. I'm guessing that was when I came back because we had to wear the dress uniform to travel back then.

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Great photos, you look alot like your Mom.

Unknown said...

I love old photos!

alphawoman said...

It is frustrating to have old photo's without explainations on the back! Great pic's.

Brad said...

There's just something about old photos that get's my mind going. What were they thinking when that picture was snapped? What happened next? Thanks for sharing.