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For my friend Will2 of 5Country LegendsBo.Diddley Second L.P.
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Posted 6 years ago


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The first picture is my Great Grandfather, circa 1910.

Second photo is my grandfather, this photo was restored from a picture that was in a locket, circa 1910.

Third photo is my Father, circa 1937.


  1. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 6 years ago
    Nice pics...strong family resemblance !!!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks, Hedgewalker
  3. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Great photos of family members! Your Great Grandfather was quite the Dandy in that straw Boater!
  4. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 6 years ago
    hi walk i noticed you was asking scottvez about odor on pics - what i do is get a piece of cardboard and lay the pics on the cardboard in a ventilated room but out of sunlight for 3 or 4 days and the cardboard will take all the moisture out of the pics which causes the smell
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the tip vanskyock
  6. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 5 years ago
    For what it is worth I have also found that Baking soda sprinkled on will absorb a lot of unwanted wiffs. ;o) What treasure these images are. I hope you will display them proudly in your home and not leave them in a box some where. ;o)
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    We managed to remove the odor by layering the pictures between heavy cloth with a light mist of Febreeze on the cloth, then left them to sit for a few days & repeated if necessary. I do like the idea of the baking Soda as I hate the perfume smell of Febreeze.
    We are currently renovating our basement, it will be our collections room, so we will be able to display our pictures, just not all at once.
  8. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the Love, Mani, scandi, toolate, Phil, Bellin & Lisa:)
  9. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 5 years ago
    Enjoy your new room and your fabulous collection. I am envious. I do have pictures of my Dad's Grandparents but that is as far as I can go. I have seen a picture of my Mother's Grandfather but I do not know where it went. ;o( You are very lucky to have such treasure. If you can you might want to make copies and keep them either in the bank or on a website.
  10. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks Lisa, I have been scanning pictures & post card's for the last 18 months or so & have copies in multiple locations. I think I need my own bank safe to protect all the originals though.
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the love, mrmajestic, & vetraio.
  12. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 5 years ago
    You have so many lovely old photographs, walksoftly! miKKo
  13. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thank you form the L's, Lisa jojo, VLA, & miKKo & thank you miKKo for the comment I appreciate it. :-)
  14. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    What a dapper threesome! You need to add yourself as the fourth photo.
  15. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Thank you Amber for that lovely comment, & the love. I thought about adding my picture, but I don't think I fit the dapper image. :-)
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    Thanks for the love Sis, Sean & PatSea.
  17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
    Ah, so you must be one handsome creature lol! Great Genes ;)
  18. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    One lucky lady thought so! :-)

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