My great-grandparents, Rulon Powell Peterson and Naomi Skeen, married on the 29th of October 1924. Sixteen months later, my Grandpa was born on Valentine’s Day in 1926.
He enjoyed nearly three years as the only child until his sister Janice was born on the 29th of December in 1928. Eventually, he would have five younger siblings.
But not yet. First, he was the only child of his wonderful parents. It was just the beginning of their family. The beginning of my Grandpa’s journey through life. The beginning of a life that would become meaningful to so, so many, especially to his posterity of 53 (soon to be 54).
But on the day this photo was taken, my Grandpa was just a darling little boy wearing a very white romper standing next to his parents. I wonder if on this day anyone knew just how amazing this little boy would become?
ps – Isn’t this photo fantastic? I love Naomi’s clothing, all of the details – so pretty! I even love how damaged the photo is. Normally I clean photos up quite a bit. But not this one. ❤️