Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt shows a crowd of boys hovering around a game of marbles. A good game of marbles can get rather heated. And so can those socks.
The socks worn by the boys in the photo were surely heavier and hotter than what the boys in my photos wore. There is nothing particularly interesting about the socks, but the photos themselves are rather good.
|John Clifton Holland|
son of my grandaunt Mae Killeen Holland
|Unknown child but photo was among those|
belonging to my grandaunt Helen Killeen Parker
|If this picture dates to the 1890s, then I would guess|
the boys are John and Matthew Glynn,
cousins of my grandaunts Helen and Mae
|My granny Julia and her sister Catherine|
|Me about age 12|
Granny was a sock wearer even into her granny years.
In the 1940s when my mother was in high school, the rolled bobby socks was the look to sport.
The girls achieved that fullness with
an extra sock in the roll. My mother and her friends teased Joanne Palmer (on the left) for wearing
her boyfriend’s dark socks. I never learned why she did that.
|Joanne Palmer, Mary E. Davis (my mother),|
Betsy Ward, Unknown, Cookie Spencer
Grab your lucky socks and knuckle down at Sepia Saturday.
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