Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Family Reunion

Recently I travelled to a family reunion where over 70 descendants of one set of my great grandparents gathered together. I'd never been to a family reunion before- it was an amazing experience. One of my relatives shared an amazing old photo that I'd never seen before.




I just love it so much! How stylish they all were, all nicely turned out for their wintry holiday. We think it was taken in 1937. 

The man holding the baby is my grandfather, and even though he has been dead for nearly 20 years his face was what leapt out at me from the photo as soon as I saw it. I think he is holding my aunt. My grandmother died when I was very young so I don't remember her at all. 

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13 comments:

Marg said...

What a fab photo! Makes you wonder where they were all off too!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That photo is a treasure! There are so many things I love about it: the three men in almost identical trench coats (leather?), the hats, the sign in the background. How delightful.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

What a wonderful piece of family history. How times have changed - they all look so serious.

Frances Stiles said...

How exciting to go to a family reunion! Love those old photos. We have boxes of them stored at my sister's house. I should dig them out. Have a great day!

Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Family reunions are a lot of fun. Our family doesn't have a lot of them (we usually wait for a wedding or funeral) but my wife's family has one each year. Looking back at the old photos is always fun but something I havent truly appreciated until quite recently.

Paulita said...

Louise, What fun both to meet those relatives and to see where you all came from in photos.
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Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That photo from the 30s reminds me of the shots of my parents when they were young...during that time.

I love how they often posed in front of their cars...so proud of the "new invention."

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Vicki said...

Love the photo!!

When I was a child and up into my teens, my family always went to the family reunion for my mom's side of the family. I haven't been since I moved to Florida and your photo brought back some great memories!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

We should do a family reunion!!

LOVE that photo!

Brona Joy said...

I see that the photo is a souvenir from Jenolan Caves, although none of the landscape behind your family looks like any of the current areas around Jenolan Caves. I imagine it would have been quite a challenge getting a vintage car down that road back then!

Ginx Craft said...

Great photo. They look very stylish. We should all wear hats a bit more.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Fabulous photo!
Just loaded with ambience
Lucky you!

Susan Lindquist said...

So neat to have this piece of family history! I hope the family shared many more photos too! Photos really help the genealogy ... especially if they have names and dates and other graphic clues to the times and the places!