What’s the holiday?? Easter!!


Ma, Pa, LittleSis, & CowGirl

Yup.  Must be Easter. 

Note the matching dresses, with white gloves, and white lacy anklets & patent leather buckled shoes.  I don’t remember my mother ever wearing a hat.  So.  Must be Easter.  Pictures must be made.


LilSis & YoursTruly

BigBroBob has identified the car as belonging to Will & Irma Jaques, our seasonal neighbors.  Irma had family ties to the area, and she and Will lived part-time in East Tennessee in the summer, and part-time in far-off Florida in the winter.  Every spring when they arrived, they would bring us little presents, like a doll or a stuffed animal or a special dress or purse.  I remember that the little purses that LilSis & I are carrying came from Irma & Will, and probably the matching dresses, too.  Will & Irma also had the special distinction of having me for a godchild.  Ta-Da!


Future CowGirl & Bronc Buster

I see the old push mower behind the Cadillac.  And who is off to the right side of the picture?  Somebody verrry hairy.  I hope it’s the dog Scrapper.

These pictures were made in the side yard.  The field where the daisies are growing belongs to the Chatham family.

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7 Responses to “What’s the holiday?? Easter!!”

  1. kari Says:

    You two are so cute!!

    Nana’s hat is gorgeous, I love it on her.


  2. Simba Says:

    You appear to have been sort of happy at having the attention of having your picture took, but at the same time a bit hesitant as to whether this whole thing was worth the trouble or not. At any rate, the entire family looks to be a nice example of America at it’s finest.
    I question that statement though about the old push mower. That thing has got an engine. When I first mowed lawns you didn’t here one of them new-fangled things while you were pushing the old reel mower.


    • ruthrawls Says:

      All my pictures look like that. In this case, I was probably hating the dress and scratchy slip. Push-mower: Once again your age and wisdom triumphs.


  3. Becky Says:

    And again we see Kodak proof of why Aunt Etta once pronounced that out of all of Evelyn’s children, Ruth was the cutest!! I do think she loved my reaction of “Well thanks, Etta!” 😉 But I must admit that Etta was right! I always loved the way you were presenting those daffodils clutched in the white glove.


    • ruthrawls Says:

      Etta was prejudiced. I was named for her and Grandma.
      I thought the flowers were probably daisies picked from the Chatham’s field.


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