Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
I am a day late and dollar short for this week’s Sepia Saturday challenge which is to post something to do with the number FOUR. Life got in the way, so I offer this lame post which is just four photos of four people. No story. Saving it for another day.
|My grandaunt Violetta Davis 2nd |
from the left -
College friends about 1922
This photo was taken at one of the gates into the State Normal School at Harrisonburg, Virginia (now James Madison University – Go DUKES!). The smart suits and hats suggest that Violetta and her friends were heading into town or to church. It was a RULE that students must be dressed up when walking to town.
Grandaunt Velma Davis,
friends Thelma Hockman,
Leta LeVow, and Unknown
This photo was taken outside one of the buildings on campus at the Harrisonburg Teachers College (now James Madison University – Go DUKES!), probably before everyone left for the summer. I wish I could identify the 4th girl. Velma roomed with Thelma and Leta. Likely the other girl was a good friend from the dorm.
What a happy group of girls. I surely wish I knew who they were. Probably they were friends of my grandaunt Helen Killeen. The picture was captioned "Easter 1918."
|The Allen girls and Moi 1961 in our dress-ups|
left to right: Anne, Mary, Peggy, ME
The Allen girls lived next door to me. We grew up together along with all the other kids on Frailey Place. Dress ups. Jump rope. Hopscotch. Mother May I. Red Light Green Light. Hide and Seek. Paper dolls. Picnics. I wish I had photos of the other kids too. Today we are all now Facebook friends.
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