Thursday, November 30, 2006

From my mother's cedar chest

Memories.

First we have my great grandfather Albert Boardman Earle, in an undated picture.

If anyone can identify that car, they get extra points. I have no idea what it is!

Next, another undated picture. This is my mom, born in 1916. Hard to tell how old she was here, but clearly she was pretty!


Next, who could this cute little guy possibly be? And why would his picture be in my mother's cedar chest? Couldn't be me, could it?


Finally, I found this picture of a dashing Naval midshipman from 1966. What a great-looking guy!


Here's a close up cropped from that same shot:

Everybody, sing along with me:

"Those were the days, my friend.

We thought they'd never end..."

7 comments:

Ivy said...

Very lovely pictures. Your mother was very pretty!

Peter said...

I was starting to doubt the Great Grandfather pic John, till a bit of math said he would have been 50/60 years old when that was taken, and I guess that's possible.

r.e.wolf said...

These are great - thank you for sharing them.

Karyn Lyndon said...

thanks a lot! now i have that song in my head...those were the days...oh YES those were the days (EVERYBODY)
LA LA LA LA LA LA
LA LA LA LA LA LA

kenju said...

Wonderful old photos, John. Your mom was beautiful. I think that might have been a 1930's Ford. I have seen a few like that.

Candace said...

Ooh, I love stuff like this!
So ... who IS that good-looking fella? An uncle? A cousin?
:)

Steve said...

Nice pictures. I salute the man in uniform.