Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
What struck a chord with me in this week’s Sepia Saturday photo is the simple act of affection displayed by the woman’s arm draped across the man’s shoulders. Maybe they were listening to some sweet melody on the radio or maybe breaking news that was about to change the world and their lives. Whatever it was, they were in it together.
In March, I like to celebrate my Irish roots. So here are my affectionate Irish family with arms wrapped around each other.
|My great grandmother Mary Theresa|
Sheehan Killeen Walsh
with her daughter
Catherine Walsh Barany
|two of Mary Theresa's daughters by her second husband John Walsh|
Steve and Catherine Walsh Barany
and Jimmy and Tate Walsh Crews
in the Barany home about 1936
Nice stockings, Cat!
|Poor man - got his head chopped off.|
I bet he is the grandfather of these mystery children
John Jr. and his sister "Bob"
Photo was labeled Richmond Hill 1920
|My paternal grandparents|
Julia Walsh and Fred Slade about 1940
|My Granny and Granddaddy Julia and Fred|
I love these pictures of Granny with her sisters. The Killeen and Walsh sisters remained close throughout their lives.
|Catherine Walsh (later Barany)|
and my granny Julia Walsh (later Slade)
|My granny Julia Walsh with her sister|
Tate Walsh probably mid 1920s
“I-rish” you would visit my friends at Sepia Saturday. Give them all a hug for me!
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