Mayberry School. The sign held by the student in the front row says “December 1896”.
This is the student body of Mayberry School out in front of their schoolhouse in 1896, presided over by their teacher, Miss Nanny Hill, who is clad in the dark Victorian pleats of the day. Continue reading
Buffeted by the wind at Folly Beach. February 27, 1938.
I love this photo of my mother with her parents, Wilma C. (Rohde) Dowell and John Lewis Dowell Jr., when she is not yet two years old. It is a windy day in 1938, Continue reading
Benjamin Fleagle brings in the last of the hay. Mayberry, Maryland, ca. 1909.
Late in the last century, on a visit to the East Coast to see relatives whom I knew mostly as faces from childhood photos or as infrequent sojourners in Seattle, I got to know my Aunt Miriam for the first time in my adult life. Continue reading
Nelle Stake, Horace Coffin, and Jennie Fleagle
This photo of three of the Coffin siblings — the three that I actually met — came to me recently from the collection of my cousin Nancy. But I like how Nancy’s ex-husband, my cousin Don Stake, annotated this image, so Continue reading
Wilma Caroline Rohde.
A portrait of my grandmother Wilma Rohde is long overdue here, considering I’ve posted pictures of people as far back as her parents (father here, mother here) and paternal grandparents (here, here, and here). But I don’t have lots of photos of my mother’s mother by herself, Continue reading