Sparks are flying around the blogosphere again today, as we join in with Alyce, At Home With Books, to showcase our Saturday Snapshots.
Today I have more old family photos to share. This first one is a 1913 portrait of my maternal grandparents. This photo was taken on or about the time of their marriage. They both came to the United States from Sweden, separately, while young; they met in LA and married, after which they moved to the Central Valley.
I snapped this next photo of a painting I have hanging in my home. My mother grew up in the farmhouse depicted here, and she painted it a few years ago.
I remember visiting this house and wandering in the surrounding areas. I especially loved that old tankhouse directly to the left of the farmhouse.
The interior of the farmhouse had two staircases: one that led up from the kitchen, and the other from the living room. I had a lot of fun exploring the rooms, especially one that held my grandfather’s photography equipment. He died while my mother was still a child, but I loved that his equipment was still there.
Now that I’m feeling very nostalgic, I’m eager to visit all of your featured images.