Old Family Photos
Family photos are so interesting aren't they? I just saw these yesterday, my dad got them from his sister when he was visiting her in Hawaii.
This is my great grandmother Minnie Hannah Chandler Alston in San Diego.
Here she is years later already a grandmother.
This is my dad's mother, my grandmother Catherine. This is her senior photo.
I didn't know her very well, she died when I was a young girl, and I never met my Dad's father, William Monroe McElrath. He was a WWII Marine Corp vet who saw action in all the major battles in the Pacific. He won a Silver Star we believe for the battle on Iwo Jima. He drank too much, and they divorced when my dad was a young boy. They didn't see their dad again until they were adults.
Here's a photo of them in happier times. Catherine with baby Bill, Robert (my dad), sister Nancy, and William. (Bill)
This photo was taken in 1937 of my great great grandma Chandler (Minnie's mom), great grandma Minnie, grandmother Catherine, and my aunt Nancy.
My dad and his siblings - Bob, Bill, and Nancy.
There are more photos to share - including one of my great grandma Minnie and her friend in 'harem' pants like Sybil Crawley wore to dinner in Downton Abbey. That was fun for me to see!
Do you have photos of your grandparents, great grands from years ago? Did you grow up with lots of family around and cousins to play with?