Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Reflections of a Day Gone By

This is a photo of my great-grandmother with two of her grandchildren, my aunt and uncle, and her dog.  The photo was taken some time in the 1960s in the home of my great-grandparents in Delaware.  There are a lot of things that catch my eye in this photo.  The newspaper is open to the sports page where an article about the Phillies front office and an advertisement for WFIL-TV can be seen.  There is also a reflection of my aunt's face in the coffee table. The multicolored pillows sitting on top of the couch and my great-grandmother's curlers are pretty awesome too.  Just a little glimpse into a day in their lives.

Caroline Wright Odgers (1888 - 1965)
Diane Odgers (1951 - 2002)
James Odgers (1954 - 2007)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt, looking a little bored, sitting in the living room of her paternal grandparents.  The photo was taken in Delaware in the mid to late 1950s.  The photo on the table is of her mother, my grandmother.  The same photo was used in my grandparents' engagement announcement that was published in their local newspaper.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in 1961 at the home of her grandparents in Delaware.  She was nine or 10 years old.

Diane Odgers
1951-2002

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in her family home in the mid-1950s.  She is sitting on the floor with a Captain Kangaroo game in front of her.  Captain Kangaroo was a children's television series that aired from 1955-1984.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Photo(s) of the Day

These photos show my aunt with the family dog.  They were probably taken at her family home in Delaware.  The first two were taken in the early 1950s, the third was in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in the early 1950s, probably on a street in Wilmington, Delaware.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt holding a drink while sitting with a doll in her lap, I believe this was taken at the home of her paternal grandparents in Delaware during the 1950s.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt with a dog, taken at the home of her paternal grandparents in Delaware, probably in the late 1950s.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Friday, April 14, 2017

Way Before Their Time

I have seen countless (too many, actually) pictures of people's feet on the beach posted on social media.  I guess that is why I laughed when I saw this picture.  It is a picture of my dad and my aunt in the water at a beach in Delaware in the 1950s.  And, yes, those are feet in the bottom of the photo.  The feet belong to my grandparents.  I'm guessing my grandmother was trying to get a cute photo of her children frolicking in the water during a family beach outing and including the feet was just an accident.  Maybe the sun was in her eyes and she didn't notice.  Whatever it was, it makes for a great glimpse into the past from the perspective of my grandparents.

I wonder what their reaction was when they first saw this photo.  Maybe they laughed just like me.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in the early 1950s, I believe in the home of her paternal grandparents in Delaware.

Diane Odgers
(1951 - 2002)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Photo(s) of the Day

These are two photos of my aunt taken in the early 1950s, I believe in the home of her paternal grandparents.  It looks like she is having a good time sitting on the kitchen table with her rubber duckie.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in the early 1950s, in Delaware.  I believe this was in the home of her paternal grandparents.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Monday, April 10, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my great-grandfather probably taken in the late 1950s or early 1960s in Delaware.

James Odgers
1893 - 1965

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Photo of the Day

This is a photo of my aunt taken in the early 1950s, probably in the home of her paternal grandparents in Delaware.

Diane Odgers
1951 - 2002

Physician's Affidavit of March 30, 1893

This Physician's Affidavit is part of my 3rd great-grandfather's Civil War Pension File.  It was filed on March 30, 1893.  It was 28...