Sunday, January 11, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy: A Winter Photo Essay

The Carnival of Genealogy, 63rd Edition has been posted!
And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: A Winter Photo Essay. Show us those wintertime photo(s) of your ancestors or family members and tell us the story that goes along with them. Winter is here! Let's record it and celebrate it! The deadline for submissions is January 15th.
Having lived here in North Carolina for over 10 years now, it almost seems out of season to be thinking about snow, although we did have flurries for a few minutes back in November. I always think I miss real winter-like weather until I happen to be visiting somewhere farther north during cold & snowy times!

According to what was written on the back of the 6 photos in the slideshow, they were taken during the winter of 1939-1940. Most of the children shown were my dad's sisters and his brother: Elizabeth, Louise, David, Charlotte and Jim, my dad--the baby of the family. My dad is in only one of these, the second shot that shows a toddler sitting on a sled. They were the children of Charles and Rowene (Fife) Atkinson. At the time of when these photos were taken, Grandma and Pappap lived along 4th Street in Moninger, Pennsylvania.

And one more photo, taken years later showing the view from my grandparents' front porch at 235 Reed Avenue, Houston, PA, looking towards the southeast.I always loved this view. My grandparents moved into that house long before I was born, so it was the only place they lived while I knew them. The last I heard, one of Grandma's nephews bought the house after Pappap died. I find it comforting to know it's still owned by family.


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