Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A bad picture of very good bread

My grandmother's homemade bread was the best thing ever. Or at least I always thought so.

Grandpa thought so, too, and he took a rather blurry picture of it early in their marriage.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Harold, Josie and cats

One of the things about the photo albums that I always find interesting is the editing that was done over the years.  There are often two different hands in the captions -- and I like the inclusion of "Kenneth's mother" rather than Josephine or Josie.

Friday, September 17, 2010

He holds his liquor

A picture from Ruthe and Kenneth's honeymoon at Lake of the Ozarks

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I do not know whom Goozums belonged to, but there he is in the album.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dorothy and Gladys


What's they're doing is beyond me, and the photo album lacked a caption on this one.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Old Yearbooks

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has digitized a number of old yearbooks, including the Chowan's.  While it's not family photos, it's still really cool.

One of my favorites from the early years at Chowan:

1915 Basketball team

Friday, September 10, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Dorothy, with cat


One of the things that I love about this side of my family is that it doesn't matter whether it's the Coopers or the Meekers, there's frequently a cat around.  It makes my huge number of pictures of my own cats look slightly less obsessive.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cooper family, early 1940s

Will, Harold, Josie, Kenneth, Dorothy and Gladys