82 years ago today on December 28, 1935 my parents were married at 45 Wildwood Street, Winchester Massachusetts. This was my mother’s family home. My grandparents home has different owners now – but doesn’t the house look lovely, I stopped to view it this past May when I was visiting one of my cousins who lives in Winchester. I have warm feelings as I think of that happy day so long ago. In attendance were my 3 (half) siblings, my father was a widower with a son age 11 and 2 daughters age 8 and 7. My sisters have told me how awkward they felt and how warm and gracious my mother’s mother was. She just took them under her wing, so to speak and made them feel at ease. Unfortunately none of the photos of the occasion turned out.
I have lots of other family photos to share however:
I was born early in December a year later
my father with his 3 young children – photo taken in the late 1920’s on Old Middlesex Road in Belmont Massachusetts.
my mother holding me and Bob, Ruth, and Nan – and Blackie the cat Spring 1937
on the front steps of the Winchester house – Auntie (my grandfather’s sister), me, my cousin Betsy, our grandma Friend
My grandfather’s sister Gussie (Augusta), my grandfather Alfred (Fred), and my grandmother May Belle the picture was taken on the front porch of the Winchester house
The baby in this photo from 1912 is my mother being held by her mother (my grandmother) in Minneapolis Minnesota
my father, proud dad 1920’s
my dad and brother Bob 1930 approx.
my dad as a youth age 19?
my dad and his mother, 1943, Raleigh North Carolina
my mother and dad, 1938?