Vintage Photos

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

My aunt was only six years older than I was.

w-SmokyJoe
w-SmokyJoe

Smoky Joe was Grandma's dog, a scottie.

Pumping water- the cottage
Pumping water- the cottage

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

On our lake
On our lake

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

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.

Michigan-winter
Michigan-winter

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

Me at 21
Me at 21

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

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!

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.