Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Snapshot: Family Gathering

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I thought this would be an appropriate shot for the season. It was taken at either Thanksgiving or Christmas in 1971 (it's dated December 1971, but I wasn't always great at getting film developed right away). Sorry about the quality, but it was converted from an old slide and had to be cleaned up quite a bit.

That dude in the middle is my husband M, with his younger brother to the left and his grandfather on the right. I'm not sure what it is he's examining with such rapt interest - looks like a pitcher or jug of some kind, and his grandmother did have a large pitcher collection, although most of them were much tinier than the one here.

What a difference forty years can make! Sadly, M's granddad is no longer with us. But he had a good run - lived to be 91 or 92, and did exactly as he pleased most of his life. M's little brother cut his long golden locks ages ago. And the house they're gathered in was torn down several years back and replaced by a giant Whataburger site. Time marches on.

Oh, and M's mustache disappeared quite a while ago, too. That's the one thing from way back then that I don't miss at all!


  1. ha! I think we had the same wallpaper. I love old pics - time marches on indeed.

  2. I love the 70s looks! At first glance I thought he was holding a newborn baby or something, but then I looked closer and realized that couldn't be it. I'm glad you let us know what it might be.

  3. Wow, that reminds me of some of my old photos...gotta love the 70s! Actually, at the time, I loved the clothes, etc., but now, looking back, not so much. LOL

    I think that wallpaper is very familiar!

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  4. That is priceless! Thanks for sharing.

    Now I want to dig through my old family photos.

  5. I think that might have been at Christmas because I have a photo of y'all at Mama's house and I think M might have had on that jacket. I will have to look for it. Ah, yes, L and his hair -- kept Mr. Greer upset a lot of the time, if I remember correctly. I remember the house but I never was in it -- I often wondered what it looked like. It is cute -- do you have any more photos of it? I would like to see them.

  6. Thanks for sharing this family snapshot with us.


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