This weekend at Vern Becker’s funeral, they had a display of old photos of his life. Several were pretty interesting, Vern as a young man etc., but the one that took the cake was a baby picture of him. He didn’t change a lick his entire life.
Vern’s son Kevin also gave us a box of photos that had belonged to Ruby. Being the family genealogist she had given me just about all the old photos to catalog and preserve. But in this new collection I came across one I had never seen before. It was of May and Ollie Prior’s first five children; Martha, Everett, Voila, Viola, and baby Ruby. Ruby doesn’t appear to be very old, less than a year and since she was born in April and three of the five kids had no coats on, I deduce that the picture was probably taken late in the summer or early fall of 1913. Voila and Viola appear to be dolled up for some reason, one can only guess why. Perhaps it was their birthday. Anyway, it’s a great shot.