Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

As Time Stands Still...

Today my mother asked me to copy some old photos for her. I love looking at old photos and I thought I would share a few of them with you, as in the only place that time ever stands still is in photographs.
To the left here is a picture taken around 1955. In it my grandmother Jezzie holds her daughter Arlene (Jib) and is standing beside her step daughter Hermajean. Mom said Hermajean was about twelve in this photo. Both my grandmother and my aunt Hermajean are dead now. One died in 1985 and the other in 1986.
The photo here on the right was taken the same day as the one above on the left per my mother. It's again of her mom and her sister Arlene.
The next picture is of my mom's mother and what she believes to be her baby sister Susie that died when she was a small child. It was also taken on the same day there in 1955.

This next picture here on the right shows a cousin of mom's, then her brother Orbin followed by another cousin and then of course the girl in the picture is my mother.

This last picture starting back row left is my uncle Ray, my uncle Orbin, my uncle Jr, my uncle Ellis, Front row left is my brother Ritchie, my uncle Robert, my grandmother and me in front of her holding my cousin Orbin Ray, my mom behind me, my aunt Arlene holding my cousin Nickii Michelle. This picture was taken around 1977 I believe. Ritchie correct me if I am wrong. So time stands still in photos only, but sometimes just a little in our mind as we look at them. So many changes since those days... Just thought thought I would share some old photos. After all there are so many things we can learn about life and history in these delicate memories of days gone by.


Ritchie said...

The last picute I am not sure when it was taken. Unfortunately I don't remember the details of the dates things happend. It would have been nice to had this down somwhere.

Back then everyone was close. The family was close. It is too bad time marches on and things change. Now it is hard to get everyone together because of grudges and different things.

ida said...

i'm not ritchie. but, i remember a younger sheila back in 2nd grade. i think you are probley about 10 there. ritchie looks just like the man above him. strong family genes there.

Ritchie said...

I figure this to be about March of 1976, but I am not sure. Depends on what house this picture was taken in.

Sheila said...

This picture was taken in that first little apartment that they all lived in with just one bedroom. The one in the trailer park. I believe it was just months after they moved up here from Kentucky.