|Photo by charlottel|
I last wrote about my grandmother's scrapbook and I've been looking forward to blogging about the discoveries as I find them. But I've had an exciting find this week that I just have to share.
My mother's parents divorced when she was about 10 and she was never much of a part of her father's life. In fact, even though we received gifts from him every Christmas, I only met him once growing up and I really don't have much memory of him. And since my mother wasn't a part of his life, either, she didn't seem to have any pictures of him. Try as she might, she just couldn't seem to come up with one.
Until last weekend. I was home for my high school reunion and was able to spend some time with Mom. When I arrived at her house, she said she remembered a box that her step mother had sent to her upon her father's death and she thought she knew where it was. Of course I jumped at the opportunity and was quickly on a step stool rumaging through her hall closet. And guess what I found? Yep, some photos of my grandfather! I wish there were more but hey, I'll take what I can get. At least now if I run across some unknown photos I'll have something to go by to try to identify him.
And here he is!
|Earle Laurence Martin|
Geraldine Martin (my mother)
|Earle and Gerry Martin|
|Clara Fitzgerald Martin|
Frances Maria Brooks Martin
While I'm not sure that the older lady is Frances Brooks Martin, my mother believes that it is. Which means I got a two-fer as Frances was my great grandmother!
I just love when you find something when you least expect it. And boy am I happy that I finally have an idea of what my grandfather looked like!
Now back to the scrapbook.......