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VE Day 8 May 1945. Street party Castle Dale, Kendal. This photo is taken on the street I grew up on and contains many people from my mum’s family. The old lady at the front is my Great Grandmother Alice Mawson nee Mayor (notice her wrinkly stockings). The lady turned away from the camera holding a child is my grandmother Annie Mawson nee Fallon. The first little boy on the right is my Uncle Michael Mawson and the fourth boy on the right my Uncle George Mawson. The little girl peaking over the ladies shoulder on the left is my Aunty Margaret and further back looking like twins, Vera and Greta. Only one missing is my Aunty Pat, who was at work sewing parachutes! We recreated this photo in 1995 on the 50th anniversary, will have to look for the photo. #southtree #savefamilyphotos #genealogy #familyhistory #familiesareforever #thelegacybox Thanks, chambamboo http://ift.tt/XGUepB @savefamilyphotos

VE Day 8 May 1945. Street party Castle Dale, Kendal. This photo is taken on the street I grew up on and contains many people from my mum’s family. The old lady at the front is my Great Grandmother Alice Mawson nee Mayor (notice her wrinkly stockings). The lady turned away from the camera holding a child is my grandmother Annie Mawson nee Fallon. The first little boy on the right is my Uncle Michael Mawson and the fourth boy on the right my Uncle George Mawson. The little girl peaking over the ladies shoulder on the left is my Aunty Margaret and further back looking like twins, Vera and Greta. Only one missing is my Aunty Pat, who was at work sewing parachutes! We recreated this photo in 1995 on the 50th anniversary, will have to look for the photo. #southtree #savefamilyphotos #genealogy #familyhistory #familiesareforever #thelegacybox Thanks, chambamboo http://ift.tt/XGUepB @savefamilyphotos

A photo of my grandfather in 1963 on the family farm. He passed away recently, but he has left quite a legacy behind. 
WWII veteran, collector, builder, and grandfather. In 1945 Eisenhower announced, “Today, what is left of the two German Armies, surrendered to a single American Division: the 102nd.” 146,000 surrendered to that division, my grandfather’s division. He served as a B.A.R. rifleman. His life expectancy was just a few minutes, but he was a fighter and lived to the age of 94, and created the most loving family and home I could ask for. ~shared by @hriverm

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A photo of my grandfather in 1963 on the family farm. He passed away recently, but he has left quite a legacy behind.
WWII veteran, collector, builder, and grandfather. In 1945 Eisenhower announced, “Today, what is left of the two German Armies, surrendered to a single American Division: the 102nd.” 146,000 surrendered to that division, my grandfather’s division. He served as a B.A.R. rifleman. His life expectancy was just a few minutes, but he was a fighter and lived to the age of 94, and created the most loving family and home I could ask for. ~shared by @hriverm

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This man is my namesake. His name is John Leo Reed and he is my great, great grandfather. I am so honoured to bare his name. 
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This man is my namesake. His name is John Leo Reed and he is my great, great grandfather. I am so honoured to bare his name.
#heritage #selfie #tbt #throwbackthursday #namesake #name #reed #history #family #ancestors #ancestry #respect #artistlyfe #greatgreatgrandfather #grandfather #grandpa #familyhistory #love #honoured #blessed Thanks, doingartshit http://ift.tt/XD7vzk @savefamilyphotos

Alma Perry Livingston, daughter of Beatrice Towles Perry. @bethtbullock this is grand daddy’s first cousin who took her children to New York and the waiter asked her boys, “What country is your mom from?” Alma had the #Charlestonsc geechee sound. She lived in Columbia, SC after she married and Uncle Buddy stayed with her when he went to college. Her mother grew up on Wadmalaw at Martin’s Point in #Noahshouse #TheNotebook #chs #chucktown #familyphotos #familyhistory #familytree #saveoldphotos #savefamilyphotos #Towlesfamily #yongesIslandsc #Toogoodoo Thanks, antgnats http://ift.tt/Z3tJw2 @savefamilyphotos

Alma Perry Livingston, daughter of Beatrice Towles Perry. @bethtbullock this is grand daddy’s first cousin who took her children to New York and the waiter asked her boys, “What country is your mom from?” Alma had the #Charlestonsc geechee sound. She lived in Columbia, SC after she married and Uncle Buddy stayed with her when he went to college. Her mother grew up on Wadmalaw at Martin’s Point in #Noahshouse #TheNotebook #chs #chucktown #familyphotos #familyhistory #familytree #saveoldphotos #savefamilyphotos #Towlesfamily #yongesIslandsc #Toogoodoo Thanks, antgnats http://ift.tt/Z3tJw2 @savefamilyphotos

When I was in New Jersey last month, my grandfather said I could take any of the many photos he has stored in boxes and frames all over his home.

This is one of my favorites; a photo of my grandparents on a picnic sometime in the late 1930s, most likely before they were married.

My grandmother passed away in 2005 but Grandpa, who is 97, still lives in the same house in Maplewood, NJ, that they lived in together for more than 50 years. ~shared by @natalieseeboth

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When I was in New Jersey last month, my grandfather said I could take any of the many photos he has stored in boxes and frames all over his home.

This is one of my favorites; a photo of my grandparents on a picnic sometime in the late 1930s, most likely before they were married.

My grandmother passed away in 2005 but Grandpa, who is 97, still lives in the same house in Maplewood, NJ, that they lived in together for more than 50 years. ~shared by @natalieseeboth

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