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Vintage photos of:
My cousin Stephen hunting Easter eggs at our grandmother's house in Anderson, Indiana. Probably the mid-1950s. Scanned from a 35mm Kodachrome transparency likely taken by our Aunt Lee. View full size.
From an old family scrapbook: "Come to our picnic and egg hunt at Bull Creek bridge Thursday April 17 1930 at 10 oclock." Inola, Oklahoma. View full size.
A friend found this at a thrift shop. On the back someone wrote "Harry's football team, High School, Rootstown, Ohio." I can't help but notice the size of the football and lack of helmets. I wonder if this was before helmets. View full size.
From the same spot with the group of kids, now the adults. Included in the cast are my grandparents, one of my great aunts, a great uncle, my great-grandparents, and a couple others I don't recognize. Taken around 1946. View full size.
"Taken in front of Viola's place on the 25th of June." Not sure who Viola is except a friend of my grandma's family. I'm guessing the lady is Viola. View full size.
Yes that is me (the short one with the puffy cheeks)with my proud parents on Mother's Day 1967. Likely taken at my aunt's house somewhere in the San Fernando Valley. I have more hair on my head back then than I do now! View full size.