My Great-Great Aunt Nell & 11 of my cousins in some form or fashion. 1953.
This is one of those pictures that my great-uncles sends out to his kids every day (!). When it’s our “branch” of the tree, he sends it to us, too. He hasn’t sent one in awhile and I realized he probably has my old email address. So, I logged in and forwarded all his old emails to myself. There were no new ones, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never shown this one before.
The house is the one my great-aunt lived in when she met her husband. They continued to live there for 3 years in an upstairs apartment. They even brought their first son home there (my dad’s cousin). The house is gone now because it burned to the ground several years ago.
I love this picture. It’s so cool to see so many of your family in one place–especially as kids. My dad wasn’t born yet, so these kids would all be his “big” cousins. And assembling 11 kids for a picture–you can just see half of them talking and not paying attention. It wasn’t wordless there either! I love it!