Photographs



Cora Helena (Packer) SheaI’m hoping to get back  on track soon but I’m  just unpacking from move. 

Here’s a more formal picture of my Great Grandmother Cora Helena (Packer) Shea.

Happy hunting,

Jess

 

Gran and us, 1984Summer outings of long ago… This photo is from a day out at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing, Michigan, circa 1984. That’s Gran, me and my brother. This is from dad’s photo collection.

Happy hunting!

Jess

Perspective…. One of this lot turned 40 last week. Time sure flies! My three oldest cousins, my brother and I at a Lake Michigan beach (maybe Hoffmaster?) in 1984. I have no idea why we’re pointing.

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Happy, hunting!

Jess

cousins1950No info on this other than it’s titled Cousins 1950 and is likely taken in Bradley County, Arkansas. They’re so cute!!!

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Jess

 

robertejohnson1Today marks the 30th anniversary of my Great Grandfather Robert Eugene Johnson’s death. I don’t remember him at all, though I had to have been seven when he died. I get them impression that there is still a lot of anger and hurt surrounding his and my great-grandmother’s seven year marriage but I also know that if not for that union, I would not be here.

One note on the picture:  I have no idea who the woman with him is. She’s possibly a second wife before my Step-Great-Grandmother Rita?

Happy hunting!

Jess

The annoying thing is, he could even make baggy plaid look cute. What do you do with a baby brother like that?

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Have a happy birthday, dude!

Jess

Found this while hunting around for something else. The sisters are my Great Aunt and my Grandmother. The poor kid cut out at the top is their younger brother. I believe the girl in the box is a cousin but I’m going to have to double check that.

Happy hunting,

Jess

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BradleyCountyCoupleBradley County researchers, this one’s for you! My family has no idea who these two are. They could be Trotters, Yorks or just friends of the family. We have no idea. We just found this picture among my Grandmother’s photos (along with this one). Anyone recognize this happy looking couple?

As an aside, the woman reminds me so much of someone I went to school with as a child in Michigan.

Happy hunting,

Jessica

 

GraninaTreeFinally!!!  It’s time to get out and commune with nature (like my Gran here)… or at the very least hang out on the back porch by the grill.

Happy hunting!

Jess

 

Mom & I, May 2002.

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