Thursday, May 20, 2010

That Lucile! A Funny Little Girl She Was!

These past two weeks we've been controlled by the "Big C". And, no, I'm not speaking of cancer. I'm talking about the "C"alendar. It seems our calendar has been full of various appointments taking up mornings and afternoons. We've seen doctors. We've had blood tests. We've had shots in the eye (not I, thank Goodness!). We've put several future appointments on our calendar. Aaaargh! Surely it will slow down! It will, right?!

Thank Goodness, we've had evenings free. And thank Goodness, we're both feeling well, as are two other family members whom I've accompanied to their appointments.

Finally, yesterday and today have been quiet days. And so, today, I took the time to do some tidying in my office and in the kitchen.

And I've taken the time to fill a request from a "relative of a relative", so to speak.

You see, the past several years, we've played a little bit with our genealogies, both Hubby's and mine. Hubby inherited some family photo albums and numerous other family photos. Some date back to the late 1800s. Some come from Germany. Some are taken here in the United States. Some have names penciled on the back. Some faces we recognize. Others are nameless to date. Some we've been able to "guess" due to the photographer's location printed on the edge or back of the photo.

Today I copied a number of photos onto a disc and will mail them to this "relative of a relative" in the State of Washington. In return, I hope she will be mailing us a disc with photos that her family has kept through the years. Perhaps we will each be able to add one or two names to our collection of "faces".

And, so, I leave you with this series of photos. We believe this is Lucille M Schultz of Wakefield, Nebraska. Isn't she a cutie! (The 1900 census shows the spelling as "Lucile" with one "L". Oops, that's two "L's", one in front, one in the middle.)

We estimate these photos were taken about 1905. Wouldn't that photographer have loved today's digital cameras? On the other hand, there is a quality about these vintage photos that I'm not certain a digital can match. The original to these was a series of six on a card the size of a postcard. The scanner has enlarged them to a remarkable degree. Be sure to click on the photos to see the detail.

Lucile looks as if she was a spunky and fun-loving little girl. Sadly, her mother died giving birth to her sister when Lucille was about 8 years old.


S. Etole said...

It isn't often you see someone smiling in photos from that era. These are precious.

Marydon Ford said...

Love the smiling photo ... S. Etole is right, rarely a smile in that era.

Have a fantastic weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

cinnamongirl93 said...

Cool pictures. I really love the last one. How unique.
Blessings to you!!!

Glenda said...

You are so right . . . there's just something about a vintage photo, especially those of children.

Hope you have a few "unscheduled" days on your upcoming calendar!

Kelly said...

That last photo is precious!! Not what I would expect from that era.

Relyn said...

What an adorable little girl. I think S. is right, it's the big, irrepressible smile.

Sara Williams said...

I love to see old photos and imagine the life that person had...

You are following my blog Cancer Aint Gonna Beat Me and I just thought I would let you know that I did my last post on that blog today and will now be blogging on

Sara x

Debbie said...

Love the photos! My grandmother spelled her name "Lucile" with one "L".