Here's one of my long gone Nana and Pop-Pop, my maternal grandparents - Elmer and Clarissa Shutters. Originally poor farmers from Indiana. I believe my grandmother did graduate from high school. He might have made it through eighth grade. Just solid, down home folks who worked hard, moved to PA, made a living, raised four kids - Lee, Jane, Juanita (my mom), and Richard - and were awesome grandparents.
My memory is him holding my hand as I skipped down the sidewalk. He ambled along and wore suspenders. She wore a house dress with an apron. And there was always candy in a bowl, that grubby little fingers could choose (even between meals!)
I hope you have some hazy good memories of grandparents.
TGIF and enjoy your weekend.
Wonderful memories Joanne, I lived with my maternal grandparents after my dad passed away when I was three along with mum and brother, I too have great memories.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the weekend.
glad to hear you have good memories. Ahhh. those were the days!Delete
My grandmothers outlived my grandfathers by many years and I remember them best.ReplyDelete
I was lucky to have met my grandfather. My siblings did not. I remember him as a very gentle man.Delete
That's a great picture... and some great memories. I have many good memories of my grandparents, too. My grandmothers were the last to go, and they died a week apart in 1960. Even after all these years, I still dream about my maternal grandmother.ReplyDelete
I hear you. Happy memories all around. I feel very luckyDelete
Hi Joanne .. lovely clear photo - and such happy memories ... I do have some disjointed ones ... still better than nothing and we were miles away ... cheers HilaryReplyDelete
not many photos around and if there were my Uncle Lee had them, not my mother. But still - they always looked "old" to me. Perspective is a funny thingDelete
Nice picture! It certainly was a simpler life back then!ReplyDelete
simple but tough. They had to work hard to make ends meet when my mom was young. She never talked much about itDelete
Awesome pic and such sweet memories!ReplyDelete
yep - I was spoiled. I admit itDelete
Candy all the time is a win for any kid. Great memories to have indeed.ReplyDelete
well...it was within reason. I just remember never being told "no". My mom was much stricter, so it was a treat to go to the grandparents.Delete
I love old family photos. I didn't know my grandfathers--one died long before I was born, and one died when I was a baby. I do have wonderful memories of my grandmothers though. I miss them both.ReplyDelete