Day 339/365 SP Ancestor picture 3

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© Andrea Petersen
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And then shall He send His angels and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven...Verily I say unto you that this generation shall not pass till all these things be done...
St. Mark 13:27-30
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I am posing next to a copied print made from the original photograph at a photo lab of my Great Aunt Gladys Turner.

Gladys, was Grandma Bessie's youngest sister and this is her HS graduation picture..Sadly Gladys passed away when she was 19 years old from an ulcerated tooth. If that had happened in this day and age her life may have been spared. The family of course was devastated as she was thought of as an angel..She was beautiful, I was told and a very sweet natured young lady. She was born approximately around 1892 and she was about a year younger than her sister Rose. I am so grateful for pictures to preserve their memory.

I am holding a couple of porcelain dolls that I purchased today as they reminded me of my grandmother and her sisters when they were young.

11 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    So sad about Gladys. Like you said, too bad that didn't happen in modern times. This is a wonderful B&W composition, Andrea. The lighting above your head suggest an appropriate halo!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    A very sad story, poor Gladys dies from a bad tooth and I survive cancer, how far we have come...

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Love the little dolls..

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Such a sad story. She was beautiful! A wonderful SP today and always. I love your little dolls.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Very sad Andrea, lovely sp though!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    So many died at a young age back then, and probably a hundred years in our future, death at 100 will seem premature! Lovely capture, and thank you again for sharing more family history.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    A sad but only to common story back then. Thanks for sharing. Great SP

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Lovely SP and a sad instance in your family. Great to have the memories so well preserved. Very nice Andrea. dp

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Thank you, Andrea, for sharing the tragic history of your Gret Aunt Gladys. This is a lovely SP of you, the dolls and the photo!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    Photos of our ancestors are priceless. I had a bad abscessed tooth once. The infection was near my brain. The dentist drained the infection then did a root canal. It's amazing to think that someone died because they did not know how to do this procedure back then! How sad!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2010):

    I agree with Don. Since your Bible verse included angels, it is entirely appropriate. :-)

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