Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Mary E. at the bush

Wordless Wednesday is a daily prompt at Geneabloggers that asks family historians to create a post in which the main focus is a photograph or image.

Mary Eleanor Davis Slade Shenandoah, VA  1932 or 1933
Mary Eleanor Davis about 1933


My mother Mary Eleanor Davis (later Slade) probably spent a lot of time at her grandparents’ home on Sixth Street.  After all, she grew up right across the street.

This is the 9th picture in a series of photos taken with the Weeping Mulberry at my great-grandparents’ home in Shenandoah, Virginia. 

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  1. Sweet! I have some pictures of me taken in front of some sort of bush in my grandma's front yard. I'd forgotten about that. :)

    Happy Wednesday!

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    1. You might find a bunch of pictures in front of a bush -- I think it's a universal phenomenon.

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  2. I used to have a copy of this picture in my cube at work. Such a sweet picture.

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  3. She was so lucky. Families are so spread out anymore and few children have the advantage of Grandparents across the street.

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    1. That is so true. I grew up next door to one set of grandparents. My kids grew up close to one set of grandparents who were very involved in their lives. It's a good way to do things.

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  4. The mulberry is so large! I think it would be interesting to follow the growth of this bush/tree as told by the ages of the individuals photographed with it. Of course your mom is adorable!

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    1. I ran across a picture of my mother as a college student in front of that bush, but since it's a close-up, it took me awhile to realize it was the infamous weeping mulberry.

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  5. Wendy, I recently got together with three cousins. The four of us are not often together so, naturally, we posed for a picture. We went outside my aunt's house & posed in front of a large flowering bush. As we snapped it I thought of your series of photos!

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    1. HA -- that's funny. You'll have to ask your aunt for old photos to see if there are others in front of the flowering bush. You can start your own series.

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  6. Suck a cutie! And the bush is sooo big you cannot see any other houses.
    Happy Summer!

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    1. Now that's different -- we usually see the houses across the street.

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