Wednesday, May 29, 2013

memorial day part 2.

the other day i asked finn, "finn, how'd you get to be so cute?" he answered, "cuzz i comed from you, mommy."

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i have a total enchantment with old photographs.

i'm pretty sure that it is divinely inspired enchantment as i've been led through it to connect deeply with our family's ancestry. oh boy, i am a history detective in the making.

so for memorial day we decided to visit the cemetery then have a family-photo scanning party. right up my ally.

here are a few gems i simply had to share...
 photo ettariersonclass1909nonames_zps6a95899e.jpg
the one with the arrow is Great Aunt Etta. i still don't really know who that is, but the photograph bewitched me.
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this little guy is my dear-ol-dad. awe i think i might have some clues as to where finn got his cuteness.
 photo MaryTomsickStubbsandsonGaryStubbs_zpsd8610e6a.jpg
my grandma mary holding my dad.
 photo gladestubbswithchildrendarrellgarysheilababydebbie_zps6b764695.jpg
my grandpa glade with a few of his crazy kids. my dad is the one on the right.
 photo DebbieGaryandSheilaStubbsinSanDiegoafterGarygraduatedfrombootcamp_zps69336c9a.jpg
my dad and his sisters. super sweet sailor uniform. my dad was in the navy.
 photo GloriaRiersonwithabirdonherhead_zpsc2ee740d.jpg
here's my mom with a bird on her head. love it.
 photo thehansomejoeriersonportraitairforce_zpsabb09ce5.jpg
and my grandpa joe. he was an air-force pilot.
 photo joeriersonholdingatinypunkydog_zps87af8bb1.jpg
grandpa joe again. there was a caption on the back that said "joe and punky." further scrutiny revealed a tiny dog in his hands.
 photo IdabelleandJoeRierson765McNaryAveWSalem_zpseac46857.jpg
and lastly my darling grandpa joe and his love my grandma idabelle. {we'd been with grandpa to visit her grave earlier in the day.} here they are at their first house. grandpa was a carpenter and built their home. how romantic, eh?



i can barely handle all the romance of it all.

happy sigh.

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