Friday, January 23, 2009

Family Legacy

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Family Fotos. Please stop by her blog to see the bloggers participating!

This picture is one of my dad and his two brothers. If my dad was still living, he would have been 82 today! He was born on January 23, 1927. We lost him two years ago in December of 2006. Can you look at the faces and guess which one he is?

He is the one in yellow standing on the bottom step. I can see the family resemblance in his face! His mother, my grandmother, died on his birthday January 23, 1955. Although I don't think I have much memory of her, I well remember the day that she died and how distraught he was.

This picture is one of my favorites. Although I didn't know my paternal grandmother well, I think I may have inherited her love of pictures! We have lots of pictures of my daddy as a young child. She must have been a very determined lady to get these three active little boys all dressed up and arrange for a photographer to come to their home to make this photograph.

We have so much technology available to us! I wonder sometimes what she and my other grandmother would think of a blog and computers! Can you imagine how many pictures we would have if there had been digital photography back then?

I don't think my dad would have been impressed! LOL

Thanks for stopping by,


Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh what a precious picture of you dad and his brothers! How darling!
Thanks for the visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

April said...


I LOVE looking at old photographs...the clothes people wore and the looks on their faces. The photo you shared is wonderful! Be thankful that you have pictures of your dad when he was younger...I'd give anything if I had some of my dad as a little boy! You really have quite a treasure!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...That is an amazing photo from your dad's youth...I marvel at how well dressed the boys are...I did choose the boy in yellow as your dad...he also looks to be the youngest. BTW, thanks for the calorie count on the yogurt pie...I bought the ingredients yesterday & will make it this wk-end. ;-) Bo

Picket said...

Morning Diane..what a sweet picture of your dad! I love seeing old pics like that of my family...there is a man who started a website about the little community where my mama & daddy lived as kids and when I went there and saw the pics of them with some of my aunts and uncles that have done gone on...ohhh my word girl it was so emotional I sat and just cried as I looked at them...I wish I had more pics of when my kids were little but back then all I could think of was just keeping them fed and clothed and loved! lol Have a great weekend dear friend!

Smilingsal said...

That's a sweet picture. The boys all are gorgeous children.

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane...The picture is just beautiful. I love how back in those days they added color to the portraits. Are they all redheads like your grandchildren??

Love the nostalgia, so romantic!!

Janie :-)

southerninspiration said...

I love that photo, Diane!! It is beautiful.


Joy said...

Fantastic photo, Diane. Three handsome little rascals! :o)

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

How wonderful that you have these mementos. I don't have that, and feel a loss for not being able to look into someone's face in a photograph and finding some semblance of myself. But then again, some people have vast collections and lose them to natural disasters.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Oh Diane!!! I see your grandson's in your dad's face. Beautiful photo!!

Darlene said...

That is a wonderful photograph. Thanks so much for sharing it.

splummer said...

Amazing photo!! They are very handsome little guys all dressed up! Have a great day!!


kari and kijsa said...

Love this family photo!! So smartly dressed!!
kari & kijsa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, this is a precious picture! I just love it! And yes, I guessed him! :-)



beth at aunties said...

I love this old pictures and family history. I too guessed which one he was. It is a priceless picture. There is a resemblance as you said.
He and my mom were born the same year:) I am grateful I still have her, although I lost my own father too many years ago.

tardevil said...

What a sweet picture & a perfect time to show it! I was guessing he was in blue! You're fortunate you are the family member that got to keep that one!

Joanna said...

Thank you for sharing such a sweet picture. Your right, there would be tons more pictures today if digital would have been developed sooner.

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane
Lovely pictures. I had a lucky guess with that one. How sweet they all were in their smart clothes. Yes can you imagine all the nice pictures we could have had digital been around then.
Marc's mom is 93 now. About 6 years ago she started using a computer and she would send little emails. She had her own computer. Now she is in a senior's home and doesn't have access but she thought it was so grand! We loved it too.

have a lovely day

claudie said...

Love the photo Diane.
I also have a great picture of my mom and dad. The photographer "touch colored" it like yours.
Yes we would have so many to share if the technology was available like it is today. I take my camera everywhere I go.
Happy FF
Love Claudie

ann said...

What a precious little boy he was.Yes,Diane we have so much more that even our parents had...Ann

Raggedy Girl said...

What a wonderful picture to share and what a sweet story. I guessed the right one! I was really studying the photo and thought now matter how "techie" we get with our cameras we will never have photos are artful as this one. I love the colored cheeks and the subtle coloring of their clothes. Thank you for sharing.
Roberta Anne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane
What a wonderful photo and I do see the family resemblance in Cooper.

I have very few photos of my parents as children, and even less of my grandparents in their lifetimes. We certainly are lucky these days to be able to take so many!

Have a good weekend
Hugs, Pat

Southern Lady said...

Diane, what a sweet tribute to your dad on his birthday ... That's a precious picture of him and his brothers.

I know you miss your dad, especially on days like today.

jeanne said...

Boy Diane, I can definitely see the family resemblance. I picked your dad right away. Your grandsons look like him so much. You know back then photos were not an everyday thing. You are right about the work of dressing up three little boys and their outfits are so adorable. These were hand colored too. love your photo today.


santamaker said...

Beautiful the colors. He looks just like your grandson on your header!!
Thanks for sharing.

MARIA said...

It is great that you have such beautiful photo. You are happy.
Great memories.

I'd like to have some photos of my old family, but they didn't have camera.

Have a blessing weekend, dear Diane!

Lorrie said...

Diane this is a great photo. I love seeing the outfits the boys are wearing. You're so fortunate to have these old family photos, they're really priceless.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Diane; Oh what a cute photo of your Dad and uncle. He was a real cutie.


Deborah said...

Actually, I can see a little of Conner and Cooper in each of them!

I hope you have many happy memories of your dad today.


Short and Sweet said...

Great sentimental post and darling photo. You can't beat the older photos and the eras they represent.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet family photo!!! Love your blog and enjoyed my visit!


Momovthree said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you so much for visiting me! That is such a sweet picture you have of your dad. I'm enjoying your blog and have added myself to your followers. I love the trash to treasure idea, fun!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That picture is just so darn cute! I love it. And what cute little outfits. I cannot imagine getting three boys that age dressed up to be in such a precious picture! So sad that his mother died on his birth date. laurie

Rose Haven said...

How precious!! I love the old photos.

I have several old photos of my dad! He would be 86 this April...if he hadn't passed away 15 years ago.


suesueb said...

what a beautiful picture! i love old pictures too and don't have many of my parents when they were young(only one of my dad). so wonderful!!

ksarra said...

Love the photograph! How sweet. And how lucky for you that your Grandma loved to preserve memories! My pictures are my most prized possession.

Lara (Mommy, Honey or Sunshine) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Since we are a military family and move all over the place, quite frequently, I thought it would be a good way for our family and friends to keep up with us. Glad you liked the post about Mom. I will add your blog to mine so I can keep up with you and your family. The picture of your Dad is priceless. Take care and keep in touch!


Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Such a great photo! While I'm happy for the convenience of digital, there just aren't as many great photos as this anymore.

And...the man of the shore house's birthday is Jan. 23! So, clearly your dad was extra special wonderful. ;-)

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Oh, my gosh! That is the most precious picture! What a treasure to have such an image of your Grandfather! I collect vintage photos...and that one is a keeper!