Throwback Thursday

Hey, extended family, THANK YOU for helping! I have some photos that need names attached and a couple of cousins came thru with names

Is this first photo of Hugh and Gladys Crawford? Yes – this is my great uncle Hugh Crawford and his wife, Gladys. If so, who is the young couple? The young couple is their daughter, her husband and child.

Here’s another photo that I think is of Hugh and Gladys — it even says so on the back. However, none of the younger adults or children are identified. Thanks to a cousin, I now have the names of each individual in this picture! These are the children and grandchildren of Hugh and Gladys Crawford.

I think the shirtless man in the next photo is my father. However, I don’t know who the other man is or where this picture was taken.

For this last set of photos, I have absolutely no idea who the people are or whose house is in the background.

Well, the first cousin who was so helpful with the above pictures did not know who these individuals are. Thinking these might not be from my dad’s side (Crawford) of the family, I decided to contact a daughter of a cousin on my mom’s side. And she came thru! These are cousins on my mom’s side of the family.

So cousins, can you help?

THANK YOU for your help!

Family Photographer

Do you have a family member who seems to be the one person who is always behind the camera?

Growing up, that person was my grandmother. She had an 8mm camera and filmed almost every family event. Later, we would have a family ‘movie’ night to watch the new movies and re-watch the older ones.

Well, my grandmother died over twenty years ago and the 8mm camera is ‘ancient’ technology. However, my brother has taken over the position as ‘family photographer’.

Not only does he set up the camera to capture our family group pictures but he captures ordinary moments.  One of my favorite pictures is one he took during our family weekend at the lake of his wife and their grandchildren.


Even though, I never saw the camera, my brother and his wife captured moving my mother from Emporia to Kansas City – in the snow.

Arrival of the truck


Loading in the SNOW


The drive to Kansas City.

Note: Conditions deteriorated when we reached Johnson County.


Arrival in KC — The park next to Sunrise at Lenexa


Christmas lights aglow – Beauty in the SNOW


I am thankful that my brother an his wife have captured these moments!