One day last week, my mother got a surprise in the mail. She received a large envelope of pictures from one of her cousins who lives in Springfield that we had not heard from in years.
Many of these pictures once belonged to my great-grandmother and featured my grandparents, my mother, and her sister as children. My mother loved going through all the pictures – so many memories. But most of all, she was thrilled to hear from her cousin. Sharing family photos and stories is a great way to reconnect with family that you don’t see often.
A few years ago, I came across this photo in my mother’s files. It is a wonderful group shot of the McIntire sons of Los Angeles, their mother, wives, and some of their children, including my mother. I believe this was taken in about 1934, since my mother appears to be about 4 years old.