Friday, September 25, 2009

Camping at the family homestead

These really have to be viewed as a set. This is the Meeker family, around 1939, at the cabin in South Fork, Colorado. I've always loved these pictures because everyone looks so fancy. I can identify most of the people in the shot, but not all. I'll give it a try nevertheless.

Aunt Genevieve, Mary, Will Meeker, Ruth, Kenneth, Georgia and John

I'm a lot less sure about some of the people in this one -- and my grandmother's label in the photo album isn't a whole lot of help. Here's what I know -- or can figure out from her note -- to the far left are John and Mil, and Georgia is sitting down next to Mil, but is a little difficult to see. I think that's Mary on the saw horse -- or whatever it is. Sitting behind her -- again, I think -- is Ruth. Sitting behind the standing boy -- who I think is Paul Clark -- is Jennie Overstreet. The back row of men are -- starting at the second from the left and going to the right -- Chase Wilson, Kenneth Cooper and Ben Meeker. Uncle Chase looks a bit more comfortable with that sledge hammer than my grandfather looks with the pick-axe. That still leaves two people I don't recognize and who aren't labeled in the album.

Della Wilson, Aunt Genevieve, Mary, Georgia (behind Mary and Ruth), Ruth, Kenneth, John, and Chase.

If you can correct my errors, please let me know in the comments.

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