Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sepia saturday

This is a section from one of the family scrap-books I've been working through, and scanning - my father's handwriting.



Uncle Stan was my great-uncle, married to Auntie (great-Auntie) Queen - I just love these pictures of his grand-parents. What relation would they be to me? I have no idea.

They look so jolly and like characters who should be in a Laurel & Hardy movie.



more Sepia Saturday here


Plus
for those of you who are following them....
tadpole update!



This was taken a week ago, so I will try and update soon as they change constantly, and have begun wiggling.....

24 comments:

Lynne said...

Love the hats! Hers is bigger than his!

I was going to ask about the tadpoles ... that's a lot of froggies!

Are you having spring weather? Everything is popping like mad here, crazy!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i would definitely wear the hat on uncle stan's mother's head! my nana had a hat like that!

tuesday morning while taking a wee walk i stopped to listen for quite some time to the song of the spring peepers - they were out in thousands i think!! mesmerizing.

Barry said...

I think they had a photographer who knew how to make them smile. They actually appear on the verge of giggling.

Although, maybe it was her hat?

I loved this post.

willow said...

Oh, gosh, these are great pictures! They look like such fun people. The first reminds me quite a bit of the Tolstoys!

Leah said...

So neat. And I think my favorite thing about them is the old handwriting, documenting what would otherwise be lost.

ArtSparker said...

I wouldn't want to argue with that lady, she looks rather formidable when when she isn't smiling.

Roots of Home said...

Oh my, yes, I agree, characters in a Laurel & Hardy movie. Looks like they had lots of fun during this photo shoot. But OH MY, the big hat woman is wearing an animal - yikes! I still have nightmares from what I call my "great greats", old blue-haired ladies that would visit several times a year and come in their very best, which included those poor mink stoles... the little eyes, the feet, and the mouth was the clasp to hook to the tail. Ugh, how remarkable though the fashion history we get from photographs, this one pictured on the big hat lady is rather large, and might just be a fox stole. When my great aunts passed, I remember opening a trunk full of these "pelts"... thank goodness they went out of style, now we just have get fur coats out of style too! Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Wow...those hats caught my eye first thing! Love their smiles...they look like there was never a dull moment!

Cute, cute tadpoles!

Barbara said...

Great photos! The little fox wrapped around her neck caught my eye and I started feeling sad, then I looked at their big smiles and I cheered up...then again I looked at the fox...and you get the idea! I'm glad furs have gone out of style, particularly ones that still look like their former selves. And then, again, I focused on the hat. What fun photos!

Poetikat said...

Wouldn't it be your Great-grandparents by marriage?

Terrific photos. Oh, and by the way, have you visited my friend Dan's blog: frogsdogsferns.blogspot.com? She's doing the whole tadpole thing too!

Kat

Gary said...

You're right. They look like interesting characters. I love that you had an Auntie Queen. How royal! Sounds like a name in a children's book.

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful happy pictures! (The tadpoles are terrific as well!)

Tom said...

look at them squirming! We are probably about a month behind you in the tadpole department, sometimes we would collect a few around Mother's Day and watch the process daily.

Dan said...

Hi There

Just stopping by to have a look at your tadpoles. I think they are the same, mine look fat or thin depending on what angle you are looking from.
Keep me posted on their progress when you get time. And I'll keep stopping by your blog too.
Best wishes
Dan

Giulia said...

The tads are darling...good show! (I know that it is actually a good show from prior experience.)

Sepia'd pix are terrific. They do look Laurel & Hardyish.

ciao

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Love those hats, some look like buckets! Such fun to have them so happy! As to what they would be to you, do as I do and call them all aunts and uncles...I get lost in the great, greats, etc.

Akelamalu said...

Sepia photos always seem to have so much character don't they? :)

tony said...

They Look So Happy & Relaxed ! Very Informal.Maybe the camera (wo)man was telling a joke to make them laugh?!

L. D. Burgus said...

That is such a neat old page with the photos. It was sure a different time than now.

California Girl said...

okay, I remember these tadpoles or whatever they are at this point.

Hi!

Barbara said...

It's the hats that make the old pictures so charming. Yay for the baby frogs!

Alan Burnett said...

I am so glad that you decided to scan the entire album page as it shows the three photos together and provides a kind of context. They are almost like stills from an old movie. Excellent.

GreenWhisper said...

great pics, those hats and smiles are fantastic! x

Terence said...

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