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1957-1958. All relatives from my father's side. Far left is my aunt Judy (as seen in my previous post "Uncle Butch and Aunt Judy"), next to her is my grandmother, below her is my father Roger, and the far left of the negative is my uncle Jack (as seen in another post with the shark jaws). View full size.
My uncle Butch and aunt Judy in my grandparents' front lawn. Unsure of the exact year but it is early 1980's. Someone ID the car in the background and that may lend a good idea. My aunt worked at a tire store in Knoxville, TN. Thus the Pirelli tire T-shirts. This image just makes me laugh. They are just a hoot. Then and now. Kodak 35mm transparency.
My great-grandmother on my mother's side. She was from Chihuahua, Mexico. Her husband, pictured in the locket she's wearing, is my great-grandfather Jose, from Rio De Janiero. Great-Grandma's given name (Rangel?) was written very illegibly on her daughter Rachelita's birth certificate, so we are not sure how to say it or spell it. When Grandmother Rachelita was 2, her father left them -- Rangel had TB and my grandmother got a bad case of rickets. So he thought they were dying. Rangel did die, but Rachelita was rescued. She was given up for adoption to an older Anglo couple. They raised her till she was 16, then she married my Grandfather John. Grandmother Rachelita looks very much like her mother too.
The Wonder-Go-Round made its visit to Dexter, Iowa, thanks to Adkin's Cash Foods and the Wonder Bread people in this 1950s view. It looks like every kid in town turned out to take a spin! View full size