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My grandfather took over the old family grocery in Honey Grove, Pa., in 1950 and opened his funeral home adjacent. He ran the store until around 1970, when competition from chain grocers finally got the best of the place. View full size.
A bunch of ladies - including my great-grandmother, her daughter, at least one other relative, and who knows who else - gather outside the family home in East Waterford, Pennsylvania. View full size.
This is the old family home in Honey Grove, Pennsylvania, seen here when it was J.M. Long's Store and Post Office (on the left side) and the home of Harvey and Grace Henry (on the right side). This later became my grandfather's store and funeral home. The building still stands, looking much worse, and is no longer in my family. The figures standing in front of the building are my great-great-grandmother and great-grandmother. View full size.
My grandfather and great-grandmother in 1927, as little Jack sits on the hood of a Chevrolet in Pennsylvania. View full size.
My grandfather (the kid), great-grandmother, and unidentified characters on the beach at Atlantic City, with the Chalfonte-Haddon Hall (now Resorts) rising in the background. Circa 1935. View full size.
My Grandma was pretty funny actually; she kept us laughing. This was probably in the 80s sometime. View full size.
1972 or 73ish, Ohio. View full size.