This is my cousin Pat and me with our grandfather Virgil.
This photo was made July 1948, and most all these folks are now gone. Cousins Pat, John, Phil, and Faye are the only ones left. The blonde boy on the front R is my brother, Mickey, who died just a few years ago. My father is back R, who was one of 10 children—two brothers and one sister shown here. My mother was off birthing my sister, I suppose, since she is absent from the photo, and July was the right time frame for the photo and Donna Kay’s birth.
Too bad there is no one around to tell the story, because I am sure there was a good story that could be told with this much kin all gathered in one spot. That new baby girl was born with some complications, so that probably brought everyone together. We’ll never know for sure.
Although I only have one memory of this grandfather, I did and do know everyone else in these photos, and am happy to preserve a little bit of the past.
Making memories, one photo at a time.