Saturday, November 12, 2011

Great Grandpa Finley and his girls

Dinner with Sam and Helen in 1949 - their garden? Plus some time at the beach with Pop Finley.

Debbie's Great Grandpa William Francis Estlow

My mother's mother, Helen Finley Estilow, used to take the youngest child for a week in the summer to give my mother a break.

July 1, 1958, Roger was the youngest. During his visit MomMom Estilow took Roger to her father-in-law - William Francis Estlow and his wife for a visit. She also took her camera so we have some photos. We don'tk know who the young girl in the bathing suit is.

That's a very old two door refrigerator in the background.

a few more photos below

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ambler, PA Snow Man

This has to be from the winter of 1958-1959 in Ambler, PA. Dad was an assistant professor at Ambler (now Temple) Junior College. We lived in housing owned by the college. Debbie was in second grade, Bobby was in Kindergarten and Roger was pre-school.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Debbie at 8 months old - May 1952

Some photos of Debbie with her paternal grandparents, Olive and Ernie Thomas.    Looks to me like they are in the grandparent's home at 50 N. Fernwood Ave, Pitman, NJ.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Deb's Great Aunt Elsie

Deb's grandmother Helen Finley Estilow had three sisters that survived to adulthood. One we called Aunt Elsie, shortened from Elsinore. I recently found some photos of Aunt Elsie. I don't know much about the photos more than what is written on the back of them. The top left photo has this written on the back, "March 9, 1965." I know that she lived in Florida for a while and the palm tree confirms a southern location for the photo.
All the photos on the right appear to be Christmas photos. The middle one has this written on the back, "Franklin's House." I know she had a son named Earl Franklin Craner and I think that the other woman in the photo was his wife.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Almost a Picnic - Home made fun

The group on the lawn - we know who they are - but where and why?
The lower photo is on N. Monroe Ave. with a home made cart made from salvaged wagon wheels and wood scraps. Roger is riding the cart. It might be Robbie Cook pushing it.

Deb's daughter Becki with Deb's Niece Tina

I don't know why Becki has her nose wrinkled.
This was taken in Mom and Dad's livingroom.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On a summer day - the four Thomas children

I am not sure where these photos were taken. It must have been about 1963. Dee looks about 3 years old. Is that Baum's house in the background? Perhaps it is the Jersey shore?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Two Photos of Deb's Mom

I first saw this photo in 2011 when I took the photo below out of the frame.

This photo is marked 10/30/4 - which might mean 1954.

Some Photos of Deb's Dad

1st Lt Robert R Thomas USAF

Roger As One of Santa's Helpers

Roger was always a jolly Santa's helper.

Around the Dining Room Table

A popular place to park was at Mom and Dad's table.

Debbie as a bridesmaid at Roger's Wedding

December 31, 1983. The wedding of Roger Thomas and Cindy Renner.

From left to right
Aaron Valentine, Bob Thomas, Carol Valentine (now Thomas), Jeff Bozarth, Debbie (nee Thomas) Bozarth, Becki Bozarth, Cindy (nee Renner) Thomas, Roger Thomas, Pearl (nee Estilow) Thomas, Robert Thomas, Dee Thomas (now Newman), Steve Newman

It looks like the photo is dusty but it is an effect of the type of paper used to print the photo.