These handsome young chaps are my great aunts and uncles. I believe this photo was taken shortly after their return home from Africa. The family didn't hear from them for 3 years and thought they were lost on the dark continent forever when they suddenly received a trans-Atlantic phone call announcing their upcoming return home. Uncle Robert, end right in the photo, was never the same . We never were able to find out what had spooked him so badly.
This couple is cousin Jimmy and his wife Leticia. Great uncle Robert was Jimmy's granddaddy. Everyone said they were quite an odd couple. He like to keep an eye on their neighborhood through his telescope and she loved playing canasta with the 12 Ave Ladies Gardening and Social Club. Despite their differences they were devoted to each other even though it was rumored that the police kept a close watch on Uncle Jimmy because he was reported to keep an eye on more than what went on in the street with his beloved telescope...
This cute duo is Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Leticia's daughters, Sue Ann and Eva Louise. Sue Ann told me were on the way to school that morning when Uncle Jimmy had hollered down from his windowsill perch by the telescope for the girls to wait a minute while their mother ran downstairs to take this picture with her new Brownie Instamatic.
These kids were Sue Ann and Eva Louise's neighbors. They practically never went home Eva told me once. The boy's name was Johnny DeBartelaben. He had a huge crush on Sue Ann. That is Johnny's sister in the background. She had to repeat 4th grade 3 times Sue said.
Opps. I don't know how this photo made it into the mix. It's my real family. Me, Rusty and Rebecca back in the days before our hair got gray, our skin began to sag and before Rusty got a better pair of pants.
If you know any of these folks please let them know that I heart their photos. That's why I "borrowed" them off the web.