Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday's Favorite Family Foto~ Uncle Tom

Deborah of Pictures Pots and Pens is hosting Friday's Favorite Family Fotos. Please stop by her blog to see who else is posting and be sure to visit them as well.

Today I am sharing a picture of my grandmother's brother, Tom. I don't remember much about him. I do remember one time when I was about 10 years old going to my grandmother's for a cookout and he was there. My grandmother was a short lady. She was 4'10" as I recall. Looking at the picture of her brother (on the left) I can see that he was not very tall either.

Many years ago I got a phone call from someone who happened to come across my phone number. The gentleman said he had served with my uncle and wanted to know if I had any pictures of him. I found this one among my grandmother's belongings. I had a copied made and sent it to the gentleman.

I know my sister Sam reads this blog so if you know more about Uncle Tom, let me know what you know :)

take care,


Unknown said...

Hi Dawn,
I don't have any info about your uncle Tom, but it sure was sweet of you to take the time to have the photo copied and sent to his friend!

Sometimes old photos get lost in the shuffle...remember my post about my uncle's pictures at the estate sale? I haven't gotten over that yet!

It would probably be a good idea to label photos wouldn't it?

Have a great day,

Nola said...

Diane is right, label them with names, date and even location if you know it. Then SCAN IT! Save them all on disc, so they can be saved and shared! Having said that, I must confess, I have several suitcases full of old photos waiting for me to scan. I have plans, just lack the time...

SmilingSally said...

I'm tall (5'8") but I had a grandmother who was around 5'. Funny how so many ancestors were so little.

Darlene said...

It is always interesting to know the history/people/places/dates on old pictures. We have talked about getting a scanner for our older pictures.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Dawn, I posted late today. After baking and setting up for all the Christmas Fair photos, I was so tired I fell asleep trying to do my post. LOL We were supposed to see Christmas at the Biltmore but we got so much snow the roads were closed in Ashville. We didn't get as much here but Ashville is 85 miles North of here. Darn!!!

I enjoyed your story about your Uncle. Either he is short or the other guy is real tall. LOL. Maybe your sister can fill in some details for you. I have lots of old photos that I don't knoe everyone shown. What a shame to lose family history.

Have a wonderful day IT'S FRIDAY!!!



Dawn, that is a great picture. I hope you are able to get some more information on your great-uncle. :o)

Anonymous said...

Ummmm...... I'll get back to you on that one! Mom probably knows more than I do!

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I hope someone in your family has information about your great uncle, Dawn. What about the gentleman you sent the photo to? He must have some memories of him.

Glad you have the photo to pass along to your daughter.

Thank you for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn
Thank you for sharing this picture of your uncle. Special that you have this distinguished picture of him in his military uniform. How handsome they look. I wonder who the gentleman is who wanted that picture. Maybe your sister will have more information. Interesting.
Have a lovely rest of the day

Lorrie said...

Hi Dawn, I love looking at old photographs--every one of them has a story to tell. I'm sure the gentleman you sent it to was so appreciative.

Have a nice weekend!

Montee said...

I wish that I knew more about family that has passed on. I find old photos and wonder how their life was at the time the picture was taken. I guess when we are young we don't take enough time to ask questions about the lives of our kin.

Cottage Rose said...

Hey Dawn; How sweet your are to have sent the gentlemen the photo of you uncle. What a great photo of your uncle, I love to find out the history of my family, one day I am going to do a family tree.

Have a great weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn. I know I'm late, but hopefully it is better late than never.

Did Sam find out more about your uncle?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great photo. I love old photographs and I always wonder what was going on when the picture was taken.
I agree with the other. Labe the pictures you have. My dad has made that a habit since he was young. When I go through family photos all I have to do is turn them over to know who/what/when/where.