Thursday, December 27, 2012

In Remembrance

Several days ago I learned that my great aunt passed away on December 21 at the age of 89.  She was the youngest and last surviving of George & Clara Dexter's children, youngest sister to my grandfather and affectionately called "Ruthie" by all of us.  As I was thinking of her today, I found these old photos that I wanted to share.  All of the people in this photo are no longer here with us, but the memories certainly are, and their legacy continues on.

The photo above is labeled the "Brown Family"  

I'm going to guess that the man in the back is my great-great-grandfather, John Brown.

L-R Back Row:  Clara Brown Dexter (John's daughter), Warren Dexter (Clara's oldest and my grandfather), I'm guessing the next person is Rebecca Copithorne Brown (John's wife). The reason I am guessing at Rebecca is because she looks very young in this picture - especially for a grandma - but I have no idea who else it could be.  Maybe another descendant will find this post and help me out.  :)

 L-R Front Row:  Ruth (Dexter) Murray (Clara's youngest) and Charlotte (Dexter) Grassie (Clara's middle daughter).  

This is George Dexter (my great grandfather) with his three children.  He is holding Ruthie.  Charlotte and Warren are beside him.  I love how Warren (my grandpa) seems to be the only one looking at the camera.  I also wonder if he was supposed to be, considering that everyone was looking to their left.  Do you ever wonder what stories and conversations are behind these photos?  There are some, like this one, that cause me to think up conversations that could have happened.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  We did.  We even had snow.  It was beautiful.

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