Wednesday, December 16, 2020

52 Ancestors - WINTER: Snow

Some of my favorite winter photos

I LOVE these aviator caps and goggles.
I don't know who these kids are 
but the picture belonged to my grandaunts
Violetta and Velma Davis. 

My grandaunt Violetta Davis Ryan's house 
about 1935 when it was NEW. 
Her car looks STUCK!

My grandaunt Velma Davis 1925
Not winter at all - it was October!
I love this photo for showing
how different our climate is now.
I love that I can see what small-town
Harrisonburg looked like before the
college expanded.

1965 - my sister, me, Momma
Although my mother looks like she wanted to be
anywhere but outside, I love this picture.
I think Daddy had just pelted my sister 
with a snowball and she was ready to pay back.
But look at me in my John Lennon hat, London Fog coat,
and ON-TREND ski pants. Stylin'!

Looking out my front door
Christmas 2010
A White Christmas is a rarity here!

Amy Johnson Crow continues to challenge genealogy bloggers and non-bloggers alike to think about our ancestors and share a story or photo about them. The challenge is “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.


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  1. Snow. I like your vintage photos. I am looking at your snow photos as we wait for a big storm to arrive; 12 to 18 inches of snow on its way.

  2. I love your Grandaunt Velma's coat! It looks warm!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Taking a blog break so won't be commenting for a bit :)


  3. London Fog coats were quite the rage. Wonderful photos!

  4. I am hoping for some snow this year! Loved seeing your vintage snow pictures.