Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Julia

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.

My paternal grandmother Julia Mary Walsh Slade was probably 13 years old in this picture which is glued fast to the photo album of her half-sister Helen Killeen Parker.  The few pictures that have dates written on them are from 1918-1920. 

What was the occasion?  Too old for her first Holy Communion. Too young to be a bride.  Was it Easter?

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  1. Respectfully disagreeing; she isn't too old for a first communion; her head piece looks like a Catholic first communion, and she has a bouquet. Discuss... or call 444-4444.

  2. I think MOST first communions were done at around age 7-8. She looks older and her shoes have a bit of a heel. Her mantilla does look communionish, but it could be Easterish, or just ordinary massish.