We know this because his mother who was born in January 1917 is not in the photo with her sisters. From the ages of the aunts in the photo and the years of their birth, I suppose this may have been taken about 1915 or 1916. Bernice was born in 1912 and she appears to be about 3 years old, while Marie, who was born in 1910 could be about 5. Aunt Marie gave us this photo many years ago because she was tossing stuff out and I was there helping her with paperwork, so I rescued it from the waste basket. She laughed and said, "oh that old thing" Well it is that, but scanned and shared it has lots of Sepia memories.
Starting to the left, the eldest girl sporting the black or dark colored bow, Aunt Myrtle, standing Aunt Bernice, To the right Aunt Ruth and at the bottom Aunt Marie. All are gone on now and all except Aunt Ruth lived into their 90's. Bernice was the red head in the family and was a no nonsense person all her life, she appears ready to go standing there behind the sisters.
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Esther apologizes saying, "not very good" and inquires about other photos that she had taken when they visited in Hokah. Yet considering where it has been and what it has heard in its 96 years, it is quite a family treasure. Jerry likes this because it has his grandmother's writing, in pencil no less. Another amazing survival.
I wonder what will remain 90+ years from now of our writings? Will the cyber world preserve us or will we fade, muter than a 96 year old pencil written card?
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