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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

C is for Cousin

So, I'm noodling around in Google to find photos of my hometown, Pocatello, Idaho, when I run across this group shot from 1953. The caption read that it was taken at the old Bonneville Elementary School, where the post office now stands. It was a multi-story stone building with tall windows and trees that sat in those earlier neighborhoods full of blue collar families. Note the racial diversity in this photo.

Also turns out it was taken by my Uncle Fred who has owned a photo shop for many years in Pocatello and is the keeper of many of our family's and city's earlier photographic history. So it made sense that he would have taken a photo in his own neighborhood. On closer inspection I see my cousin Ronnie in the front row! Of course, I deduced, Uncle Fred must have taken this casual group shot of Ronnie's class. [All those Nancy Drew novels I read paid off!].
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19 comments:

Julie Schuler said...

I love vintage group photos! That one is very cute.

jabblog said...

Aren't old photos a joy? How lovely to suddenly spot your cousin, too:-)

Sylvia K said...

How fun! I love the old photo and finding your cousin is the best of all! Great post for the C Day, Noni!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sylvia

Daryl said...

Love it!

Donna said...

So True! You just Never know!
hughugs

VioletSky said...

What a great find.
And my elementary school, in a large city, wasn't nearly as diverse. So much for thinking of Idaho as white as a potato.

Manang Kim said...

Hahahaha I love Nancy Drew books too. It's nice you've come to this photo just by searching in Google. I see how diverse this class is and it's in 1955, like it! Happy Wednesday!
ABC Wednesday

Marianne said...

What a truly treasurable find! xox

Gramma Ann said...

A Clever Choice for C this week. I agree Old photos are fun to look at.

Thanks for the visit to my blog.

Jingle said...

sweet reminder...
happy abc Wednesday!

Julie Jordan Scott said...
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Julie Jordan Scott said...

So awesome! Makes me want to go over to google and see if I can find any vintage photos from my hometown!

Love this!

C is for... "Love" left behind?

Amy said...

Such a great choice for "c" - I liked your "bea" one too (also clicked and saw bambi!). Thanks for visiting and commenting on my "c" post!

Granny Smith said...

How wonderful to find an old photo with a meaning for you that you never expected when you looked up a photo of your former home town!

Roger Owen Green said...

Good deducing! Lovely shot.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you! -ROG

Vernz said...

This photo is priceless, you were able to identify your cousin? that's fun.. I can imagine how you smiled when you spotted him there... thanks fro dropping by Petty Things In Life

SandyCarlson said...

Very cool and interesting.

Gattina said...

Now that's quiet a surprise to find your cousin on his school picture. and yes it's true this class was a real melting pot of different races !
With Internet the world gets smaller and smaller !

Tumblewords: said...

Unexpected finds are so exciting. Love the way you stumbled upon your cousin! Great C post!