Vintage Photos

Auntie-Nan-and-me-1939
Auntie-Nan-and-me-1939

My aunt was only six years older than I was.

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w-SmokyJoe
w-SmokyJoe

Smoky Joe was Grandma's dog, a scottie.

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Pumping water- the cottage
Pumping water- the cottage

Grandma's cottage had a water pump outside, as well as running water inside.

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On our lake
On our lake

We lived on a small lake, for nearly 4 years; the only people there.

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Frozen-lake-winter, 1944
Frozen-lake-winter, 1944

In winter, we'd shovel snow off the ice so we could skate, but we had to stay close to shore.

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Michigan-winter
Michigan-winter

During 1943-47, we lived on a farm in the country because my parents were nervous about the war.

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Me at 21
Me at 21

I had very long hair until I cut it at 21.

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My wedding day
My wedding day

My mantilla came from Spain and my dress was my sister's. She let out the seams for me!

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These are family photos that were scanned from tiny old prints.

Quality is not good, but they do show some views of life in the mid-20th century.