Day 335/365 SP & My Grandparents Wedding Picture
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One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth for ever...Ecclesiastes 1:4
I found this a very difficult self portrait to do and finally decided to change my pose and not face the camera but to look at my late grandparents wedding picture instead. Several years ago I had some enlargements made at the lab from the original print which was a small post card sized picture. I am so glad that I did that now. The previous two self portraits that I did before this has a bit of background info on my grandparents, (my mother's parents) who were married in 1907.
Here is a little more family history about Grandpa Fred:
As a young man he had a job repairing rail road cars when he lost one of his eyes from a plank flying back at him. Grandpa Fred also cooked at a number of Restaurants..One of the places he worked at was in a Lumberjack Camp where he was chief cook and bottle washer. The last place that he worked was at his his own restaurant named Fred's Diner, in Duluth, Minnesota where he passed away at 68 years old of a heart attack in 1947.
He raised chickens and sold the eggs in the earlier years of his marriage....One of my mother's duties as a child was to help him wash the eggs and round up the chickens to put them back in the coop at night.
He had a lot of musical abilities and played an accordion and harmonica which was appreciated by many who enjoyed his talents. He performed at dances in his younger days. The accordion that he played had no keyboard.. just push buttons.
It was a heavy cumbersome instrument. My mother had fond memories of listening to him play for the family. He passed on his love for music to his two daughters, my mother Helen and her sister June.
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