This family photo was taken just before my dad’s oldest brother went on an LDS mission. It was one last family photo before the first child left home. My dad is in the back row on the right with the big old sideburns.
This family photo was taken just before my dad’s youngest brother left on an LDS mission. One last family photo before the baby left home. By this time there were three daughters-in-law, and plenty of grandchildren.
Look at all those granddaughters! My brother is the only grandson in that photo. After four sons, my grandparents had 12 granddaughters and 5 grandsons. I am the little darlin’ in the front row on the far right.
I’m grateful that these lovely family photos survived and made their way to me. I’m glad that my grandparents were able to have these photos taken to mark these occasions and remember.
I am planning to do the same for my little family.
As a side note, in my dad’s family of six, every single family member served an LDS mission. Grandpa – New Zealand, Grandma – California, Uncle Mark – Uruguay, my Dad – Ohio, Uncle Miles – Japan, Uncle Blake – Japan. Thinking about their service, and my son’s upcoming service, I am considering creating a chart of ancestor missions like the Ancestor Pedigree by Birth Locations. And then that got me thinking that I should make one to reflect education levels, and one for who I have photos of, and one for who I have any type of recorded story of, and well, you know how that line of thinking goes.
Have a great weekend, I hope you make an amazing genealogy discovery today!