Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coopers and non-Coopers

Here are Josephine and Will Cooper and their adult children. Josie is seated in the front and Will is standing next to her.

Behind them, left to right, are Dorothy Leighton, Kenneth, Gladys, and Harold.

To match this is, of course, the obligatory spousal shot. Left to right are Esther Cooper (Harold's wife), Frank Leighton (Dorothy's husband), and Ruthe Cooper (Kenneth's wife).

On further inspection of the pictures, I have to admit that I'm a little puzzled by the centerpiece on the table. It looks like something for Christmas, but I can't quite figure out if those are really supposed to be reindeer or if this is actually a pair of Easter pictures and those are bunnies. Actually, the women are wearing short sleeves, so likely this is a Spring or summer shot. Those are definitely not reindeer.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Talking a Walk

My great-great uncle Dwight Poage and my Great Aunt Mary (Meeker) Wilson talking a stroll in Albuquerque.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Corny ...

Sorry. I couldn't help myself. What a bad title.
Barbara and Kent eating corn on the cob. The picture cracks me up -- as it probably did my grandmother or grandfather who took the picture. I'm not exactly sure why Barbara is standing next to Kent in the picture -- has she been told to pose? Is she giving him corn-eating lessons? Are they having a contest?

Friday, April 25, 2008

More Coopers standing around

Ruthe and Kenneth Cooper, standing near a bush.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Swedish connections, part two

This is Teodor's family again, but this time with my great-grandparents, Arvid and Maria.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Swedish connections

My aunt sent me this picture of my paternal grandfather's older brother's family (got that?). Anyway, this is Teodor, his wife Fydia, and the kids -- the sons are Folke, Ake, the daughters, Gunvar and Eva. Teodor is in the middle, his wife is second from the right.

Don't ask me which kid is which -- I'm not sure. (And family, tell me if I'm spelling names incorrectly.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Heirlooms and an heir

Sorry I haven't put anything up this week -- it's been busy as we're heading into the last couple of weeks in the semester.

The above picture shows me sitting in the tiny little chair at Grandma and Grandpa's house holding one of the old Cooper family dolls. You can also see a number of old toys in the background of the photo ...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cowboy Carl

Or at least I think he's wearing a cowboy hat. Anyway, this is my dad, Carl, in 1957 in Chicago.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Preschool Princess

I have no real idea of what that is I'm wearing on my head, but my dad gave this picture its title.

I am far away from that preschool princess these days ...

(By way of explanation, you should just know that I'm surprisingly obsessed with my upcoming 30th birthday.)