Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is the apron. If the numbers of photos are any indication, my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker must have had wonderful memories of summers spent at Ocean View between 1918 and 1920. An apron is not the typical garb for the beach, but the age-old symbol of domestic life is present in three pictures that always evoke the same response from me.
This one makes me laugh because of the caption written on autographic film:
|"The whole darn family"|
This one makes me wonder:
Mrs. ? For a long time I tried to make it say “Mrs. Walsh” in the hopes of seeing my great-grandmother or her mother-in-law, my great-great grandmother. However, based on the next photo, I gave up on that idea. Now I simply wonder who she was and what baby she was holding.
|"Momma Ollice & the gang"|
This one makes me want to drop everything and spend time on Ancestry.com
Momma Ollice. Who? My best GUESS, based on the apparent age of this aproned woman, is that she was the GRANDMOTHER of the WOMAN who married the oldest SON of Helen’s COUSIN Matthew Glynn, son of the SISTER of Helen's FATHER. That would mean also that Momma Ollice was the GREAT-GRANDMOTHER of the girl who sang at my wedding.
How’s that for connecting the “whole darn family”?
I’m cutting the apron strings and sending you off to Sepia Saturday for more stories and photos about aprons.