|Ida's mother, Lydia Jane, is shown above. She had good genes as well and lived|
to be 104 outliving a couple of husbands.
She was very feisty despite losing her sight as she aged. No one
could tell her what she could or couldn't do.
I like to think that in addition to receiving her middle name that I also inherited
|My mother, Edith Jane, was very photogenic! This is the house she lived in as a girl. A well-to-do uncle|
owned the house and allowed her, her mother and three brothers to live there. Those were the depression
years and money was scarce as were jobs.
|I have a Brownie camera though not the same one my mother used for a lot of these photos. She|
loved to pose and get her photo taken - I love this one with the old bike and newspaper-sized basket.
|I see myself in this photo.|
|Here we all are...my two older sisters, my two older brothers and my handsome parents. This house didn't|
have a furnace only an oil stove in the dining room to heat both floors. The girls' room had a wooden vent in the floor to allow heat to rise (not much haha! The linoleum was bitterly cold on the feet winter mornings!)
Eventually my dad excavated underneath the house raising it up and creating a basement.
|Here's my mom and I in my dad's garden - he had quite the green thumb.|
|Mom - I'll keep cycling just like you did. One of these days|
we'll meet up on the same road.
Love you Ma.