THE FAMILY AT HOME
The page of photos reproduced here is taken from one page in an album created in the early 1950's. Various days and locations are evident, but a clear message of relaxation and peace is portrayed.
Time for relaxation in the living room. Dad reads the evening Gate City. Behind him we see the floor model radio (more). The family's '47 Chevy sits in the driveway outside the window.
Mealtime with Gma Huff (wearing an apron), Bob, Gma Willows, Esther, and Dad. Sunday dessert time with Esther, Pete, Bob and Dad.
Pete reading a comic book on the davenport. Smile - Bob, Gma Willows, Pete, Gma Huff. Peter, burning with Sun's rays; abt. 1951. Yep; he's in the living room! We did those things. Don't try this in your home, kids. Pete at home in the early 50's. Peter Wells - Fall 1951 Dad, Mom, Pete - Pete with pictures of his brothers & sister -
- Jan 1956 -
Check out the Lafayette TV; antenna rotor; globe; and bookcase full of encyclopedias.
What better way to 'Think Spring' and warmer weather than to prepare for Easter and its timeless promise. Winter Fun In The Snow 421 Oak Street Pete and Bob with bike inherited from older brothers.
Esther and Bob dressed for their parts in the "Wedding of the Painted Doll" - a grade school production.
Home from Sunday School
The fallen leaves kept us busy every fall, but, oh what fun to jump and play in before they were raked to the ditch and burned,
Gma Huff engaged in embroidery stitching. Gma Huff and her son, Gmap Willows - (not at Hamilton).
Pete gives the high-jump a great effort in 1952
Wild Game of Carroms - Living Room - 421 Oak
Early Spring - 1952
Esther - Dad - Pinky Porter
I may add some more as time goes by...
Delivery Boy for Cosgrove Grocery
Snowman & Jack In First Snow Storm - Nov 1935
Jack - The Bandsman - He also played center on the football team.
Jack, Esther, and Dad - 1939
Ens. John T Wells
Jack - Dick - Sometime mid 40's
Jack poses by a snowman and an igloo - Keokuk, IA - 1930(?) [unidentified photographer]
The Mississippi River - A great place to get cool in the summer
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