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Rufina in the Garden

Rufina in the Garden

My great grandmother Rufina Izzo in her garden. Saratoga Springs, NY - circa 1925.

Rufie recognition!

My name is John Spinelli. Our family (5 generations), resided directly across the street from the Izzo family home on West Circular St. for over 75 years. As a little boy, thru my teen years and into my early 20's, I can remember "Rufie", her brother Tony Etes ("Etesie"), the garden, the huge (to me anyway) front yard, Marilyn, Steve (Bill) & the kids (Karen, Paul, Skip and Laurie).

Great smile!

She looks like she was fun to be around.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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