Saturday, July 18, 2020

Sepia Saturday: PiggyBack

Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.

Two weeks ago I was too busy with a family wedding and out-of-town guests to participate in Sepia Saturday. However, the prompt is too amusing to ignore. Here is a photo that is not exactly a match but close enough.
Mac and Skeeter at Lucas's house 1925
Mac and Skeeter 1925
from scrapbook of Velma Davis Woodring
They are identified in my grandaunt Velma Davis Woodring’s college scrapbook as Mac and Skeeter. Those names mean nothing to me. The house belonged to the Lucas family. The year was 1925.

I posted the photo in a Facebook group inhabited by folks who live or lived in Shenandoah, Virginia, Velma’s home before college graduation. The conversation that followed was quite funny, if not informative.

Better late than never. I guess.

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  1. The man sitting on the shoulders of the other man looks really short or is that just an illusion?


    1. HA - I had not noticed. He does look little, but I guess maybe he was bent forward somewhat. Maybe the guy holding him was just really tall.