Crater Lake, Oregon. Summer 1966. Photographed by Gene Amore. Original Slide in possession of Wendy Littrell, (Address for private use).
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Posted in challenge, Life and Death, personal, Photographs, Tombstone Tuesday, tagged Caylor, cemetery, grandmother, gravestone, Hamilton County, Indiana, photos, Stern, Tombstone Tuesday on October 14, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Gravestone of my 2nd great-grandmother, Nancy Caylor Stern. Born May 10, 1840 and died Dec. 21, 1900. Buried in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana. Photo taken by my grandfather, Glen R. Johnson. Original in my possession.
Nancy married Emanual Bushong Stern on Feb. 6, 1857 and they had 8 children: Susannah, Samuel, Margaret (Ellen), John, Daniel, Elias, Martha (my great-grandmother), and Mary between 1858 and 1874. Nancy and Emanuel divorced before the 1900 Census.
Church of the Brethren, Beaverton, Michigan
Photographed by Glen R. Johnson (my grandfather)
July 2, 1972
Original photo owned by Wendy Littrell (Address from private use)
Posted in Life and Death, personal, Photographs, Tombstone Tuesday, tagged cemetery, grave, Indiana, Johnson, Photographs, photos, Scott County, Tombstone Tuesday, Wilt on October 7, 2008 | Leave a Comment »
Can I get in on this at this late hour? Just today I scanned some more photos that I’ll be cleaning up & cropping to post to Find A Grave.
My grandmother, Vesta (Wilt) Johnson and her brother, Clarence Wilt, at the grave of their father, Joseph Napolean Wilt, in Bethel* Cemetery near Lexington, Scott County, Indiana. Joe died in January 1944. When he died it had been many years since my grandmother had seen him. My mother remembers standing “on the side of a hill” during the burial and the ground frozen solid. This picture was taken by my grandfather, Glen R. Johnson, in 1959.
Taken three years later, four of Joe’s six children, gathered at the gravesite. One son, Jesse, had passed away in 1959 and the second oldest, John, did not travel from Oregon to Indiana.
The headstone also lists Joe’s second wife, Anna Park, and their son, Albert.
Joseph Napolean Wilt – born January 21, 1868 died January 9, 1944
Anna Park Wilt – born April 12, 1879 d. 1941
Albert Wilt – born 1917 d. September 1933
*Other information lists the cemetery as Beswick.
Somehow these other gnomes have found me!
I think this is Missouri Gnome welcoming us to the Farm and his cousin, Hunter Gnome, waiting for Goose season to start!
Background: These interesting little guys decorate the flower beds at my in-laws’ farm in Missouri. The gun is a play cap gun which yours truly thought would make an interesting picture used as a prop for the little guy. When the Genea-blogger Gnome came to visit me, I remembered that I had a few of my own “gnome” pictures taken three years ago on our yearly summer vacation.
In Honor of Fall
2nd Grader Grandson at the Pumpkin Patch 2 years ago
Digital Photo: Taken and privately held by Wendy Littrell (Address for private use)
Vesta Johnson at Tomb of Unknown Soldier
(photographed by Glen R. Johnson)
Original photo owned by Wendy Littrell (Address for Private Use)
USAF Museum, Dayton, Ohio
Original photograph owned by Wendy Littrell (address for private use)
The Smile For the Camera 5th Edition is Crowning Glory. “Show us those wonderful photographs of hairdos and maybe even a few don’ts. Don’t limit yourself to just hair fashion through the ages, got a great photograph of a hat, helmet, bonnet, or some other interesting headgear? Share!”
So to respond to that call here are some photographs. I look at these and ask myself, “What were we thinking?” I am even including some of my horrible hairstyles through the years (boy, my kids will get a big kick out of these!) and to show that even though they are humiliating, I am willing to Share! (How ’bout the rest of you out there?)
The picture on the left is my Aunt Marie back in the late 60′s at our home in Ohio. Since we had a backyard pool, it was the rule that all girls and women had to wear a bathing cap so the hair wouldn’t accumulate in the filter and clog it up. Aunt Marie liked her flowery bathing cap!
The picture to the right is one of my Dad back when he was either still in highschool or right after he graduated (1939). It had to be before he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Look at that hair! I guess I’m pretty biased – I think my dad is a good looking guy!
Ok – this is your’s truly in 2nd grade about 1968)! I HATE this picture because my hair was cut a day or so before school pictures were taken. This was one of the very last times I let my hair get cut this short! Some people thought I looked like a boy!
The picture below is one of my favorite school pictures (especially the color version). I was in Junior Highschool – I think 9th grade. I’m wearing make-up and since I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up until I was a Freshman, I tend to think it was my last year at the Jr. High. Notice the curls – that wasn’t easy to achieve with my naturally curly hair. No matter how long I used the curling iron, my hair wants to curl the opposite way! I also liked this picture because at 13, I looked much older (at least that’s what I was told) and back then I loved it when I looked older than I was (not so much anymore!).
The little girl with the huge bow in her hair is my great-grandfather’s sister, Eva. This was probably taken about 1920 when she was about 10.
Below is a picture of my maternal grandparents, Glen and Vesta (Wilt) Johnson. I’m not sure if they were “courting” or already married at this point. I just love the hats they are wearing!