Friday, March 25, 2016

My New Favorite Old Photo

As I go through so many old photos, I have begun to notice that they are pretty much the same.  Everyone is dressed up and they are usually standing outside of their home.  They look nice, but what were those people really like?  What did they do every day?  What did they wear when they weren't dressed up?  What did the INSIDE of their houses look like?

And then I found this phtoto.

Ellen LeGates (1924-1970)
Kathlyene LeGates (1927-2008)
It is my paternal grandmother and her younger sister.  It was probably taken in the early 1940s in Ocean City, Maryland.  Maybe they were rinsing off after a day on the beach.  I love to look at their matching bathing suits and caps.  I love the smiles on their faces.  I can only imagine how cold the water was and how much fun they were having.

It gives me a glimpse into what they were like back then, what kind of sisters they were to each other, what kind of fun they had together.  It makes me excited to find my next favorite photo.

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