Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday~~Absolutely Too Precious!

Arlene Guinee, Six years of age
Second row, first one of left
On the back of this photo she scribbled
Nightingale School 1B 1P 37113--I imagine the 1P should be 19
Photo privately owned by P. Taylor

1 comment:

Nancy said...

What a fabulous photo! I have a similar one of my mom - but she scratched her face out!!! Hers was taken earlier than 1937, though. Adorable children in yours! I love looking at the faces, hairsyles, clothing.... Thanks for sharing.
Nancy from My Ancestors and Me at

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown


SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.


TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!