Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: The Marrying Kind

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.

From album of Helen Killeen Parker 1918-1921
Ideal Husbands yet to be
Numbered left to right 4, 3, 2, 1
Numbers indicate who will be married first

This circa 1920 photo from the album of my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker makes some predictions about which man will marry first.  She numbered the “Ideal Husbands yet to be” in the order in which they would likely marry.  She predicted Ideal Husband #1 would marry "very soon."

I wonder if her predictions were born out.

Most of all, I wonder who these ideal husbands were.  

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  1. ha! delightful! Wonder what the men thought of this.

  2. Haha! I love this! I wonder what she based those predictions on.

  3. ...and whether those four turned out to be as ideal as predicted ;)

  4. Oh boy, that would be fun to know who they were!

  5. Haha! What a funny photo! The fact that Helen included this photo in her album would seem to indicate that she knew these fellows. It's too bad she didn't also include their names and if her predictions came true. =)