Today I am going to share a handful of my favorite pictures. Some you may have seen, and some probably not. Photographs are terrific because they are a moment in time. In the early days of photography, it was expensive and only really used for special occasions. Fast-forward to today, where we each carry a camera in our pocket. Nevertheless, I always enjoy looking at photographs. There is always so much to learn from a picture. Maybe that is why they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!
This is probably one of my top 5 pictures that I have found on my genealogical adventures. I mean how darling is this? What proud parents Walter and May would have been to dress them up and get this picture taken. The year has to be about 1905 or so as Martha was the last born and is little girl in the foreground. If we assume it was 1905, then the boys George Stevens, Walter Joe and Fred Augustus would have been 9, 7, 4 respectfully.
This next picture is of Lacy Luke Sublett and his wife Virginia Odelle Moss Sublett,, my grandparents. I love this picture because it shows a funny side of them. My grandfather died when I was only 11 years old, but I remember him being a fun silly guy. He could wiggle his ears. I tried often to do the same, but failed. I think this picture they are going out for a Halloween party or something else. It makes me smile.
You can see the blonde hair in this black and white picture. These sisters were born 2 years apart, on the very same day, it must have been hard not having a birthday all to yourself, but this picture is precious as it shows them as sisters and as friends. My mom and her sister Carol are still close. I do love the bond between sisters. I cannot be certain what the year is; but if I was to guess I would say it was 1944. What do you think Mom? Carol?
Last but not least. This is my all time favorite. This is my Aunt Viv and her best friend Lucy fishing. If you look closely, they are fishing with cane poles and there are two good-looking fish on the line. What makes this picture awesome is that they are still friends and in touch 60 years later. Oh, and you probably noticed the religious habit they are both wearing. I think the white color means they are a Novice in The Order. Viv, can you let us know? Regardless, I love this picture because it shows us the beginning of their bond, although they were not born sisters, they became sisters through their faith.
Thanks for reading. I will keep exploring backwards. Until next time.