Here's a picture of my grandfather's brothers...a bunch of cutie Minnesotans. My grandfather, Arnold, is in the front row on the right. This was taken in 1922...with five of the eight siblings. I often think it would have been insanely fun to have had 7 siblings...can you imagine the constant chaos of that action!? I love hearing stories about him from my mom...she talks about hims a lot, even now. He sounded like such a wonderful wonderful man...I wish I could have met him.
|I think the order goes: Everett, Warren, Arnold, Gordon, Douglass, Russel (top L to R), Lowell, Matthew, Gertie and Adeline (bottom L to R)|
Here's the whole family, taken in the 30's (I don't know the year!). Such a handsome clan. This side of the family used to have huge family reunions every year...when we were kids... they were a total blast (there were so many cousins to play with - can you imagine!) I remember all these great-uncles would gather together to sing sweet songs to their sister, Adeline. Always brought the house down! (My grandfather is the top row third from the left - so handsome! The face of a future business owner (a grocer!) and Mayor of my parents hometown!!
*random sidenote: when my dad was a kid he would caddy at the local golf courses. He says that my grandfather was always his favorite customer as he would tip great AND always buy him a Coke (the Coke was a big deal, as he was the only golfer in town who would treat his caddy to one!) My grandfather died before my parents started dating, and I like that my dad has sweet memories that he shares about him too.