Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a resemblance

I found this old picture a few days ago while I was looking for something else. My dad's mom, Helen, is the girl with the bow in her hair. Her big brother, Elwood, is in the back. The other girl is their little sister, Maurine.

Grandma was born in 1913. It looks like she's about 5 years old in this picture. I'm surprised there was no date on the back. Grandma usually labeled every picture. I don't remember how old she was when Maurine was born. I'm guessing they're about 2 years apart in age.

I can't stop looking at Maurine in this picture. I think Cate has her eyes. Is it just me? Am I crazy? Does anyone else see the resemblance? And why are these little kids not smiling? I know it wasn't common to smile in pictures back in the day, but these are kids. When did the whole "say cheese" thing come around?

And don't you just love that bow?


Zipdinger said...

I'm not sure about the resemblance...I need to compare and contrast. But, this picture is screaming "FRAME ME!!!!" It's very pretty.

Anonymous said...

I was actually just thinking how much Cate looked like the girl with the bow when I read that you think she looks like the other one-I see a lot of you in your Grandma, so I am not surprised if you see a lot of Cate there too. Way cool picture too! Suzy
P.S. So the cheeks must be from your mom? Now we know where Danny gets his reluctance to smile-One mystery solved!

Ella said...

I was thinking the same as Anonymous there, already seeing the resemblance. I'm pretty sure if you scribbled in some black dirt snot coming out of her nose it would be spot-on. Seriously, that pic from back when is hilarious/nauseating. I love it so much. Will you please submit to to a photo contest? You know, like the ones that say, Look, I have the cutest kid. I think it would be awesome!

Cathy said...

Ella, don't you mean it would be "snot"-on? I'll look around for a contest to enter. I'm sure she'd win.