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Monday, July 16, 2012

My Daddy


I never saw this mid 1930s picture of my Daddy until tonight. Grandma gave this picture to my sister years ago. She gave me a picture of him too and said she wanted me to have a picture of him when he was little. Grandma was very wise.

My brother's son looks like Daddy. Maybe my brother did too and I just don't remember it. Neither of my kids and none of my grandchildren look like him.

No one knows where this photograph was taken. I am sure it is in Clarksville, but where?

No one remembers where Grandpa and Grandma lived when Daddy was born. We know it was Clarksville, but where?

You lose a lot of history when your people die.

9 comments:

  1. Perhaps it says on his birth certificate..you can request on from the county. Some births you can find online in some states..The Minnesota Historical Society has a birth index..you just need the full name and the mothers maiden name. It is a cute photo..I am glad you have it! :)

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  2. What a sweet picture - such a picture of the time.

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  3. I am so happy your Grandma shared those pictures with you and your sister. He sure is a cute little lad. I know you are happy you have it.

    As a genealogist I am constantly amazed that the material that is thrown out (pictures, Bibles, keepsakes etc.) after a person dies. Somebody from the family somewhere will want whatever it is.

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  4. Your grandma knows what makes you happy : )
    Someone needs to get busy digging up this information for you. I sure hope it is out there somewhere.

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  5. How wonderful that you have this photo, Rita. I know it means a lot to you. He looks like such a cute little boy.

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  6. By the way, thanks for your comment on my Our World post...that grandson is the light of my life! :-)

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  7. That is for sure the truth...my mom and dad never talked about their life as children hardly at all...and I didn't think to ask. Now, if they had talked I would have loved to listen...mom had one or two stories she told and i always loved hearing them...

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