Every Family Has a Memory Keeper Who is Entrusted with Preserving Old Photos
Every family has one. In our family, it’s me. I am the “keeper of the boxes.” (Boxes of family photos!) Following is one of the treasured family photos from our box.
This is a portrait of my father-in-law John as a toddler, circa 1930. His mother, Edith, was quite taken with his large eyes and curly hair and thought him a lovely child, indeed. His father, Harold AKA “Buck”, was significantly less so. All it took was one comment about the “pretty little girl” and snip that was that – no more curls!
The irony is that John grew up and became truly a “man’s man:” a hunter and a sportsman and a true gentleman. He served his country in WWII and was a board member of the GB Packers. He was an outdoorsman and loved the woods and lakes of Wisconsin. Oh, and he grew up to be a very handsome fellow! The world lost this good man on Christmas Day 2012. We will always miss him. ~shared by @nancydickens