Colleen is my 1st cousin twice removed. Her mother is Gene Ann Huband. Gene is the sister of the album’s creator, Blanche – my great-grandmother. This same photo can be seen on FamilySearch. There is a note attached to that copy stating that this is Colleen’s mission picture.
Surprisingly, I believe this is the first photo from this album that was already on FamilySearch. There may have been one other, but if I remember correctly, my copy was so remarkably better that I went ahead and uploaded it.
Colleen was certainly beautiful. As I look at the photo, the word that keeps coming to mind is glamorous. Not usually the word we associate with missionaries. 😉
A week or so after writing this post, I came across the missionary farewell program for Colleen in my Grandmother’s collection. Inside of the program was a lovely photo of the grandchildren of Heber & Hattie Huband:
I had to smile when I saw that my Grandmother and her youngest sister Claudia provided the prelude and postlude music for Colleen’s farewell. Claudia is a fantastic organist. She is known for being able to play the organ while carrying on a conversation with someone without looking at the music or the organ. The first time I saw her do that I was so shocked! But now, 20+ years later, I regularly do the exact same thing and even sing the alto part while I play the hymns on the organ. I often think of Aunt Claudia as I play. ❤
This photo comes from the twenty-seventh page of the album. Here are pages twenty-six and twenty-seven to give context for this photo:
This post is part of a series sharing this wonderful old family photo album. You can learn more about the album here.