Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt is certainly on time for thoughts of Spring and of Easter.
These young folks look pleased with their calf.
|Friends or relatives (?)|
of Helen Killeen Parker
Spring or Winter, Easter or not, my cousins always had dogs. Of course, puppies were the best.
|Bobbie and Glenn and the pups 1950s|
For several years, when my sister and I were quite young, my grandparents gave us ducks or chicks at Easter. I do not know what happened to our Easter pets when they got older. I doubt we ever asked. Surely we did not want to know. Our friend Rusty from around the corner got rabbits one year.
|Easter 1962 or 1963|
Me and Mary Jollette and her duck
|Mary Jollette's duck and Rusty's bunnies|
Rabbits were popular with my family in the 1920s.
My husband grew up on a farm. Baby animals were just a regular part of the routine with chicks arriving often and calves in the spring. So an Easter pet was not met with the same enthusiasm as a new stuffed animal.
|My in-laws and their first 2 children|
Ervin holding Wayne, Helen,
probably Easter 1942 or 1943
But getting up close and personal with farm animals was a treat for our city-raised daughter. Her aunt and uncle and their boys are poultry farmers.
|Cousin Neal let Jordan pet a baby chick 1983|
The goats, however, would not pose.
It is Cuteness Overload at Sepia Saturday this week with lots of animals in the spotlight.