Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Going back to the 1940s

My Dad has 3 sisters, June, Leonie, and Ann, who have all graduated from this life.
He was the little brother. (with 2 older brothers)

Last month my cousin Ron and Yolanda surprised me with a CD of old family pictures. The ones that 
struck me the most were of my Dad's sisters as young Moms. These were all taken in the 1940s but I 
had never seen them before. Long before I was even born, I must say.

I think Aunt Leonie was pregnant with her very first baby (of 5) here. 

How cute is she!

Three years later in 1946. I think she looks like a movie star. 
(Something curious about this picture though. Isn't that a large soda bottle in the next room? 
I didn't think they had those back then…it must be something else.)

Here we have Aunt June in 1941. 

Aunt June again with her 2 boys, David and Donny, in 1948

Aunt Ann holding her daughter Kristine in 1950.
(Kristine was an only child, and went on to have 4 daughters and last count she has 18 grandchildren!)

Back to Aunt Leonie in 1941 with her nephew David….
Make note of David's little face because….

Here he is last month and he still has that same face 73 years later!
The definite Rozier look.

I can't get enough of these pictures so here's a few more….Aunt Leonie again in 1943.

Again, a few years later in 1948. Probably just a moment in time of an ordinary day.

The older I get the more I realize there are no ordinary days. 
They only seem so as were are living them perhaps, but certainly not looking back.

In this same group of pictures was this picture I'd never seen of my parents in 1961. 

And while I've seen the posed version of this picture of 1931, 
I'd never seen this more natural one.
My Dad (the baby) surrounded by his siblings. 
By the look on June's face, it's obvious she LOVED her baby brother. 
She once told me that they all kissed my Dad so much when he was a baby, 
she was surprised his skin didn't come off!


Richard said...

Leonie looks in some of those pics like Carly and Whitney. Of the sisters, Leonies husband, DaeVan was the nicest to us kids,..,he was a chiropractor by profession and family loor had it that he put himself through school by playing poker in the legal card rooms in Glendora, back in the day.

Scrapally said...

What treasures! I LOVE old photos! I thing the bottle in the background is some kind of glass bottle but I wouldn't know what of. Adorable pics, thanks for sharing! I am scanning my mom and dad's old black and white negatives and loving the treasure I am finding! Some pictures I have never seen before!

Grandma Honey said...

Glass bottle, of course….why didn't I think of that. I just kept thinking plastic, Allyson.

I do see somewhat Carly/Whitney in Aunt Leonie, Richard.
FYI, DaeVan was June's husband. I do remember him and his office in their home, I think.

Karen Mortensen said...

What a nice post. I love all the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I love these pictures!! And the stories behind them...

krheasley said...

I love these posts of your old family pictures. How cool is it to get to see what life was like and where you came from.

So fun! And what a neat surprise for you to get these pictures.

Susan Anderson said...

All of these photos are terrific! And that first one is just adorable.