Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Family Photo Circa 1933 - A Grandpop I Never Knew
Actually, I never had the chance to meet either of my grandfathers. Funny how you start to realize that this is an experience I missed out on. I have no idea what it is like to have a grandfather!
My three older siblings got to know my mom's father, who died nine months before I was born, but my dad's father who is pictured in this photo, passed away when my dad was just ten years old. It is strange to look at this man that I never had the opportunity to know or even hear many stories about and actually see that I sort of resemble him.
I think this photo is spectacular. My sister used Photoshop to repair some of the damage where the original was cracked. There are three or four other pictures I had never seen before that she is working on and will email to me when she is finished. But, I wanted to share this little slice of my family history. My grandfather worked for Jewel T (I think that was the name) but died of a heart attack at the age of 40.
Occasionally, I will post one of the old vintage family photos but right now I am starting to look through all of my more recent photos of faces as two wonderful girls (yes, I'll call them girls 'cause they are much younger than I) I've met in the blogging world have started a new website called "I Heart Faces". The link to this site is over on my side bar and the site will hit the ground running on January 12, 2009! I am so excited and happy for Amy and Angie. Although I've never met them in person, I really feel I "know" them and I wish them all the best with their new adventure into this world we call blogging.