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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sepia Saturday#196: My Mother and Siblings

my mother,
her mom and siblings
ere my birth

My grandmother, a widow with six sons and one daughter
had married a second time to the grandpa I knew.
Their children are the smallest ones in the photo.
I don't know the pet's name because, as is seen here,
the seven older children are adults and not living here.
Momma must have come from work or was going there
because she's dressed in a restaurant uniform.
The Green Kitchen, where she was the cook, 
was where she met my dad.

I chose children as my subject
for the meme

Sepia Saturday

19 comments:

Karen S. said...

Excellent photo, such a treasure, your family, and The Green Kitchen spikes my curiosity, what a different name for a place to eat. I grew up with a Red Door Restaurant nearby, it's funny how some names just stick with a person. Thanks.

Little Nell said...

That's quite a family gathering. Trust the dog to get in on the act.

Kristin said...

Quite a group there. I can't figure out who is the mother of all these kids.

Gail Perlee said...

A nice group of happy people! The interplay between the little boy & dog is fun too.

Alex Daw said...

Great photo. When I see photos like this I always wonder how they were taken. Who did the prodding and the prompting to get everyone to line up on that particular occasion and why. How they might have grumbled and had to be coaxed away from their cup of tea or preparing a meal....and how grateful they might all have been in the future to be able to look back and say "Look at so and so...they're not here anymore...or how they've grown"...

Norma Ruttan said...

The mother (my grandmother) is the 3rd adult from the right. All together my grandma had 12 children, 10 survived infancy.

Norma Ruttan said...

The photographer could have been one of my two uncles who are not present for this photo. I think my mom's siblings did not mind being photographed since there are quite a few of family photos for this period in the late 1930s.

Norma Ruttan said...

Well, I find that names and events from decades ago are more present in my memory bank than those in most recent past years.

Norma Ruttan said...

Pets are fun like that!

Sharon said...

That is a big family. It reminds me of my husbands family for more reasons that one.

My father in law was one of 12 (6 from the first wife and 6 from the second). My husband has an uncle who is younger than him.

Also my husbands parents met in a restaurant, where his mother was a waitress.

Norma Ruttan said...

Isn't it fun how lives can parallel with persons in different hemispheres? That's one of the reasons I love blogging!

Bob Scotney said...

Dogs never like to be left out; this is a great family group - we have none to match it.

Caren Gittleman said...

love old photos, such wonderful memories!

Norma Ruttan said...

I feel the same way, Caren.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you, Bob

Tattered and Lost said...

A very fun photo.

Boobook said...

That photo has been handled a bit :) It has the lovely casual feel that you get when people like each other.

Jackie van Bergen said...

ah yes, little boys are so easily distracted aren't they. My brother is like this in so many of our photos, if not distracted then playing the fool!
great photo

Postcardy said...

That's a nice family photo. The dog is a nice touch.