Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Backyard Snow Photos

The back yard must have been a favorite spot for picture taking for my mother and her brother and sister. I have several backyard photos of my mother and her siblings standing in front of a piece of our family history—a tool shed built by their paternal grandfather, Minor Thornton (1893-1966). The photos below are the winter wonderland ones, however, there are also some springtime photos taken in the same spot in front of the tool shed.

I am told that Grandpa Minor was a carpenter by trade from Enfield, NC. When my mother and her siblings were growing up, their grandfather and grandmother would come to stay with their family for long periods of time. At some point, Grandpa Minor built this tool shed for his oldest son (Minor Elwood), who was my mother’s father.

My mother’s sister, Emma Belle, with a nice big snowball. I wonder if she threw it at some one after this photo was taken?

My mother’s brother John kneels in the snow for the photo.

Uncle John plays with one of the numerous family dogs.

This guy is probably my uncle’s friend Joseph. (I’ll have to ask either one of them to give me a positive identification.)


Greta Koehl said...

Well, Dru, the tool shed looks a teeny bit like my playhouse! If only we had ever had snow like that in San Bernardino. The only snow I ever saw when I was growing up in Southern California was when we went to Big Bear Lake in the mountains.

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

What wonderful photographs! Emma Belle sure was pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Love your snow pictures, Dru. Wanted to tell you, too, that I appreciate your following my blog, Genealogy Traces. I saw your photo their this morning.

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