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Photograph Showcase: Grandma with a Puppy

DUVAL, Deane, 10 August 1936, Martinsdale, Montana.jpg
Deane Alice Duval, 10 August 1936, At Martinsdale, Montana


What a delightful expression on my Grandma’s face!  Such a great smile.  When this photo was taken in August of 1936, my Grandma was just about six weeks past her fourth birthday.

Grandma was always an animal lover.  I think it would be impossible to try to count the number of animals that lived with her over the course of her lifetime, so I won’t try.  But I think this early photo of her enjoying some puppy snuggles is a great indicator of her animal-loving future.

I am also very surprised by how much my Auntie V looks like Grandma in this photo.  They looked so much alike as children but then rather different as adults.

Happily, the back of the photo was labeled by Grandma’s mother:

DUVAL, Deane, 10 August 1936, Martinsdale, Montana - photo back

Thank you, Grandma Estelle!  Your photo labels are fantastic and almost completely make up for your use of cellophane tape on the front of photos to put them in albums, almost.  😉



Happy Thursday!!  Label some photos today.  xoxo



13 thoughts on “Photograph Showcase: Grandma with a Puppy”

    1. Thank you, Ellen! Yes, I feel so blessed that she not only took so many photos, but that she labeled so many of them as well. She left me an amazing photo legacy for which I am deeply grateful.

  1. Your grandmother is about the same age as my sister, Marjorie. I have a cute picture of her with a puppy also. This photo has a beautiful setting!

  2. Hmm, looks like my comment didn’t go through. I said—What a wonderful photograph! It shows all her innocence and joie de vivre!

    1. Hmmm… now I’ll have to check and see what’s going on because I just saw that comment and responded to it…

      1. Yes, it was delayed in going through. I saw it after I posted the second one and couldn’t delete the second one. Rather than add a third, I figured you’d figure it out!

      1. Sigh…sorry about that. Nothing happened. Just my first comment didn’t show up until I posted the second one…

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