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Friday, July 27, 2007

Somewhere in time...

This is my Uncle Augustine. I don't know where he was when this pix was taken, how old he was or when he was born because I can't find the genealogical chart my cousin sent me (Gerri I am so sorry if you read this). He was my mother's older brother. My mom was born in 1917 but again, I don't know how much older he was. I love the way his shoes seem to meld into his socks, and the pants are what, knickerbockers? I am amazed at the horse and buggy; to see that captured in a picture is just, well, I don't have a word for the feeling. See the man at the top of the stairs? I wonder if that is my grandfather. Glorious picture I think.

14 comments:

gina said...

That is SO awesome! I so wish my dad would just hand over the family photo album so I could scan the pictures. He's never going to scan them. I have so many cool pix I could be posting. This is really neat!

Mom said...

I love your old peictures

Ex-Shammickite said...

Great photo, precious memories.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the idea as well, i just wish when i had done mine i had known about blogging.

I agree about the realestate we are having this problem here as well, i have not posted much about it as i am so disgusted with the whole thing. In our case the buyers are wanting to tear the building down which we knew would happen, but they want us to pay for it by lowering our price. Well as far as i am concerned why should i pay for that.OH HUM. another counter offer .

Sandy said...

What a treasure-trove of pictures you have and I love the horse and buggy in the shot - what a wonderful link to your past.

alphawoman said...

When I look at old pictures sometimes they begin to move and become alive. This definately is one of those!

Joan said...

What a terrific photo! Your uncle reminds me so much of my dad in photos we have of him as a youngster. And the horse and buggy in the background is priceless. What wonderful memories...

Dan said...

Wonderful photo. Yes, those are knickerbockers.

Notice the road and sideway. Pure cobblestone. Wow! A glimpse of time frozen for eternity. Goosebumps.

Auld Hat said...

Everyone in your family has this same resolute power-gaze. It's just wonderful.

more cowbell said...

I am really just loving all these old pictures. The horse and buggy, too good! Is there any way to get another copy of your genealogy chart?

One thing I liked about living in Hungary is that you STILL see horse and carts on the roads. (It's not so nice when they're in front of you in a no passing lane, though.)

kenju said...

The horse and buggy can date it to the early 1900's and it is too bad you don't know excactly when. My mom never dated anything either - and I rail about it constantly!

jan said...

I'm amazed at the quality of the pictures on your blog. I've seen so many old pictures that were faded. Do you use a photo enhancement on them?

Lorraine said...

Augustine! What a swell name.

madretz said...

I love how you point out the intricate details of the photos, ones we might miss because we're looking just at the subject. I've made all the photos bigger to look at all the details you pointed out. Like the saggy stockings, the polished shoes, and the man at the top of the stairs.