This weeks’ Edition of Freaky Friday includes two posts! Enjoy!
As I was reading through the genea-blogs this week, I came across Mystery of Baby Samuel at Little Bytes of Life. This post written by Elizabeth is very poignant and filled with mystery. Read about the connection her toddler daughter has with the headstone of Baby Samuel and perhaps you can also help unravel the mystery! (update: Kathryn at California Genealogical Society and Library Blog is hot on the trail of new information!)
Due to circumstances beyond my control (spending all day at a car dealership and all evening discussing the vehicle sitting in front of our house) – my original 3rd Edition Freaky Friday post will be published next week!
This week’s edition looks like this –
The older child is my grandfather, Glen R. Johnson. The younger child – unknown. As far as I know – no one knows who this is. My grandfather didn’t have a younger brother. He his 12 years older than his sister, Eva, and I don’t think my grandfather appears to be of the correct age. This isn’t a very good scan of the photo but the younger child is dressed like a boy so I don’t think it was a girl. My thought it could be a cousin or even a friend. Did people generally include non-family members in photos in the early 1900’s?
My Grandad and this unknown child are dressed like “men”. They appeared very uncomfortable in these photos – wearing clothes that made them look “old” instead of children.
I tend to think this photo and another one taken at the same time of the same unknown child with Grandad – are rather odd.