Is this the best picture, or what?
I’ve told you before that most of my Wordless Wednesday pictures are from my dad’s uncle who emails his kids and grandkids a picture EVERY DAY! Well, I only get these pictures when they are on our “branch” of the family tree. I knew I was running out of pictures, plus I was feeling kind of bad about not having any pictures of my mom’s side of the family–so this week I raided my mom’s pictures.
My mom’s mom died last year. We took all of her family pictures. She was remarried so her husband didn’t care about family pictures. She had some great old old pictures. We even found the wedding invitation of my great-great-great grandparents! Can you believe that?
So, the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some pictures of my mom’s family. My mom is 100% Swedish. Both of her great-great grandparents immigrated from Sweden. (is that right, Mama?)
Back to today’s picture. We found this in a box labeled, “Very Very Old Photos”. There are so many things I love about this picture. Six grown, well-dressed men posing for a picture. The old man in the top left smoking a pipe. The young boy on the right-his smile, his pants, his hat and especially his tie! I love the building they are standing in front of and the one next to it. Look at the guys’ hair, their suits, the watch fobs! They look like a movie poster!
Oh, by the way, the important thing here is that the man in the back row on the far left, is my great-grandmother’s brother. My mom said she thinks the rest of the guys are her brothers, too. The little boy and old man are unknowns. The only thing written on the back of the pictures is a date: 1938.
So, how do you like my Swedish family so far?