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Posted 3 years ago


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This is my Maternal Great Grandfather , Maternal Grandmother , my Mom and me . Also stunning wallpaper :-) a beautiful chair my Great Grandfather is sitting in also . 4 generations were not as likely to happen back then as they are today . I have at one point had 5 generations living when my grandson was born . That made the papers . It is becoming more common now. I Cherish this photo .


  1. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat,oleg and bratjdd :-)
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    You didn't have as much hair then. lol
    Love the old photo!
  3. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    ha ha walksoft I think I was using AR's car wax on my head like he wanted to do Bellin's hair with :-) bald as can be till I was 2 !
    Thank you Kerry ! :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you mrmaj :-)
  5. Hunter Hunter, 3 years ago
    want that wallpaper!
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I believe that wallpaper was still up when we sold farm in 1990's Hunter :-(
    It makes a person wonder when you look at the changes in decor over different era's . And also makes you feel old when your the only one still alive in a photo :-(
    Did you get your plaid jacket ?
  7. Hunter Hunter, 3 years ago
    oh shoot! we're traveling back to CA from MA today, but I'll definitely post the jacket once I'm back and settled...
  8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    I love the entire picture. Wall paper is just one thing that brings back memories. I often wondered why anyone would put up curtains you could see through. My mother, grandmother and great grandmother all had them. There were roll down blinds behind them but I never quite got the sheer curtains as being anything but a waste of time.

    This is a very nice family picture. You seldom see a family even together anymore. Those old days had their benefits. People even ate home grown, home cooked meals and they all sat down together to eat it. I may be behind the times but in this house the old school rules still apply. Pictures like this one simply reinforce my conviction to stick to my guns regarding old family values.

    Thanks for sharing it.
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    fhrj wow you really captured the past in your description ! Yes we all ate at a huge table in dining room . My Grandmother ususally cooked but I was in charge of plucking chicken feathers from chickens used to make some of the meals . I can not eat chicken to this day :-) Family was so close and I to wonder if we have lost that history to busy schedules and no time to be with family . I cherish all the time I had with them as a group and that could be a lot of people . Since I came from a large family and always room for one more chair :-) No more . me and my husband eat at home and no one comes . The glue that seemed to hold families together in past was the elders and we loved and respected them . That has changed :-( thank you for stopping by my post . In the case of see through curtains no one could see in but cows and chickens :-)
  10. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I remember that chair is it Eastlake ? Anyway it had red covering and it was very scratchy and slippery . You needed hefty think pants with velcro to stay on chair if your feet didn't reach ground and mine still don't lol
  11. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I changed photo to first one that Walksoft so kindly made much better now ! Thank you Walksoft I love the new brighter and more clear old photo :-)
  12. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    My pleasure, my abilities in photo restoration is limited, but I'm learning. It could do with some more restoration, but that would require the abilities of Phil.

  13. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Walksoft you did a GREAT enhancement , Phil would agree :-) Love it
  14. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you MiKKo !
  15. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    Good job with the brightness and contrast. You can correct the white dots ( bright pixels) with windows paint. Blow it up to 800% and you can do it one pixel at a time. Playing with old photos is fun.
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    @fhrjr2 I use a different program, I just didn't have time to do more work on it, & yes it is fun seeing the old photo's come back to life.
  17. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Oops... forgot to say thank you to fhrjr2, sorry.
  18. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Sounds like lots of work to me but so happy to have such a treasured photo brought back . Eternally grateful Walksoft and thanks for tip fhr I would never be able to do one pixel at a time as I have eye damage but it is good to know how if I have someone on this PC that could do it .
  19. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    I have an old version of Microsoft Digital Image that is really good for such things. It works so well you can't get it for free anymore. I kept the install file so when I want to play with an old picture I have to install it again every time.
  20. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you Bellin,Lundy and Amber :-)
  21. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    I use FastStone Image Viewer 4.6, its free so it has limitations.
  22. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    your mom is good looking ,now i can pict what you look like
  23. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    in a pot are they having u 4 dinner
  24. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I better re do that comment here goes again LOL that was funny it was supposed to say post but I was getting lazy on typing :-)
    Thank you Lundy my Mom was a beautiful person outside but even more beautiful on inside . I only hope to be like she was . You can see what I look like in a post on a desk a few weeks ago I am in that photo :-) With my hair lol
    Thanks for the kind words :-)
  25. kerry10456 kerry10456, 3 years ago
    Mani, I've edited my 4 gen picture,added one 30 years later, maybe someone like Phil, walksoftly or fhrjr2 will clean it up for me, lol.
  26. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Hi Mani, I sent you an email.
  27. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Ok walksoft I will check mail :-)
  28. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you bootson ! :-)
  29. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you MiKKO !

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