My Mother’s Day present to my Mother was to take my Grandmother’s boxes and boxes of photos and scan them so we don’t lose any! It was a gift for my mother, but doing this has been a pleasure for me too! A defining facet of my personality is my love of documentation. I guess that explains why I have three blogs and carry my camera everywhere, but I have enjoyed this more than you know.
My Grandmother isn’t doing very well, we just moved her into a nursing home today, and these glimpses into her beautiful and long life are filling us all with joy and peace.
Here are just a few!
My Grandmother, Frances Bennett McFerrin is in the front (with the great pair of legs!)
Frances as a young teenager
My Handsome Grandfather, Earl Arch McFerrin
‘Mac’ in Uniform
My Grandmother, one classy lady, on a cruise in 1965
My Grandmother at 40
My Uncle Stephen at Jekyll Island, GA. This picture is so Sixties, from the Bus in the background, the Motel sign and that man walking with a tie and hat in the middle of a Georgia Summer. I love it!
My Uncle David, My Mom Cathy, My Uncle Stephen and my Grandmother in Nassau, 1965
My cousin Carol, mom, Uncles and Grandmother at the Atlanta Zoo in the Sixties! How adorable are they?!?
It’s all about that Car baby
Christmas in the 60′s. “Santa’s” sack is my Grandfather’s laundry bag from WWII
My Grandmother got all dressed up to go visit her cousins Bobbie Louis and Joyce after the birth of their son Bradley
My Uncle Stephen reading the Bible upside down
My mother and Uncles at the Roosevelt’s Little White House in Georgia
First day of 1st Grade and 8th Grade
Crew Cuts and Christmas Trees
Holly, Cathy, Stephen and Earl ‘Butch’ McFerrin
My mother, Uncle and Grandfather. Easter Sunday in the 1950′s. Precious.
And lastly, my favorite picture of my Grandmother.
Isn’t she lovely? My Grandfather planted Dogwood trees at every house they lived in. What a beautiful gesture!
There you go! A glimpse into life in the Sixties and Forties! There are some gorgeous photos still in cigar boxes I haven’t gotten to yet, so expect another Vintage Photo post soon!