Monday, December 22, 2014

Full Circle 100

I am pleased to report that we have reached a milestone on this blog!  We have reached Full Circle 100.

Yesterday my husband and I were invited to lunch by Missy and Chad.   They drove up to Park Rapids and we had a lovely lunch and visit. 

It seems they did a search for relatives on the internet and found a photo of Chad’s Grandmother and a handwritten note by his Great Grandmother here on Forgotten Old Photos..   They weren’t so sure what to do.  Missy left a message on the blog and I contacted her through email.

They would like to find out more about their family and hope to do some more research.

This was a photo featured in 2010.  It was the only photo where I have found a note tucked in behind the photo.  Many of you long time readers will remember it I am sure.

Photo 245

 Photo Number 245

Photo 245 letter

It took a long time for this Full Circle to be completed.

Missy and Chad want to thank Iggy for his research, it was his research that helped find Alta and her daughter Marie.  The only memories Chad has of his Grandmother are when she was in the Nursing Home.

I had to smile.  Some relatives of Chads are skeptical, I hope it will help when they see Alta’s handwriting.  They also figured I would charge a huge fee for the photo.   No so…I mail one photo to families free of charge although I appreciate reimbursement for postage and handling.. or lunch in town!  ( Just kidding)   I think of these forgotten photos as a kindness to pass along someday.

On the way up north Missy and Chad stopped for a break and had a small lunch…as it turns out another couple paid for their lunch…gestures of kindness follow a person everywhere!

I am thrilled to return this photo to family! This Full Circle 100 marks 199 photos that have been returned to family.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Photo Number 1777

This is a photo from a little shop in East Grand Forks Minnesota.
Jimmie Mildred and Jamie Grand Forks ND
Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas
Jimmie, Mildred and Jamie
We have a bonus with this one.
Jimmie Mildred and Jamie Grand Forks ND
Franklin Herefords  Slater MO
That must be little Jamie in the truck!  I bet his last name is Franklin. 
That looks to me like a 1947 Two Ton Truck…but I am no expert on vehicles.  It looks like a well used truck so this photo was most likely taken in the 1950’s sometime.  He has been hunting.
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Update from Iggy:
James L(eroy?) Franklin (February 23, 1920 - September 27, 2001) and Mildred A. Franklin (September 3, 1914 - June 26, 2008) owned the Franklin Polled Hereford Farm outside of Slater, Missourri.

Their son, also "Jim," apparently still lives there.

The truck is indeed a a 1947-1955 era Chevrolet "Grain Truck". The back actually hinged like a dump truck.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Photo Number 1776

This is a Real Photo Postcard that I purchased from Larry’s Garage sale near Grand Rapids Minnesota.
I saw the date and had to purchase it.
Wedding December 20
A lovely young couple…it looks like they are on their way someplace. A honeymoon trip??
Wedding December 20 back Garage Sales Grand Rapids
Married December 20, 1912  At Home
To Effie Sherwood
From Will + Maud Frederickson
Winterset, Ia  R1
I hope they were married a good long time.
My husband and I were also married on December 20…57 years later.
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Update from Iggy:
William Frederickson (b. May 1889 d. 1972 ) and his wife, Maude Ellen Nelson Frederickson (b. 1889 d. 1973)  appear to have been married for 60 years. They are buried in Winterset City Cemetery, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa.

Their only child, son, Roderic William Frederickson (b. May 17, 1916 d. Oct. 3, 2010) is buried in Mount Airy, Carroll County, Maryland (Baltimore).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo Number 1775

This is a Real Photo Postcard from the antique shop in Detroit Lakes Minnesota.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques
A lady standing out on the back steps.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
Larimore N.D. 12/7/10
Here, here! Come out of those deep thoughts +come up.  Thank you very much for the card.  We knew it was some of Will’s work.  With Best Wishes  Mrs W.T. Ridenbaugli ? Ridenbaugh
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques back
The postcard was sent to Mr. Frank Taylor  Box 228 Grand Forks N.Dak.
Cyko postcards were used from  1904 to the 1920’s.
Mrs ridenbaugh DL antiques
A huge barrel probably for water and a coal bucket on top.
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Update from Iggy:
Caroline Norris Ridenbaugh (1867 - 1942)  While she and her husband William T. are buried in Indiana, they lived in Larimore, ND in 1910 according to the US Census. 
William is listed as a brakeman for a railroad and blacksmith.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Photo Number 1774

This is a snapshot from the antique shop in Grand Forks North Dakota.
Ellen L and her tree Grand Forks ND
Ellen L. and her tree
ELKO Film Developers …a company that developed film has marked  the corners.  They apparently had their own design.
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Update from Iggy:
Ellen LaVerne Nagle was born on December 20, 1923 in Manvel, ND, the daughter of Walter and Rose (Murphy) Nagle.

Ellen married Odin Hoverson on February 23, 1943. The couple made their home in Manvel where together they farmed and raised their eight children.

Perhaps one of their children will find this blog post someday...and I will return the photo to them.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Photo Number 1773

This is a postcard from a garage sale/flea market space that Larry owns near Grand Rapids Minnesota.

Merry Christmas from your cousin Garage Sales Grand Rapids

Merry Christmas from your cousin Garage Sales Grand Rapids back

Will send you this picture for your Xmas gift from Santa it don’t look so good but guess itll pass  Merry Xmas from your cousin

Perhaps Hanna sent it?

It is addressed to Miss Bertha Brukel  Milan Ill ( Milan is a small town near Moline Ill it is just south of Davenport Iowa.)

At any rate it is a postcard that was used from 1904 to 1918.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Photo Number 1772

These are photos from the Then and Now Antique Shop in Alexandria Minnesota.

Arthur Stanz  Two Now and Then Alexandria

Arthur Stanz  Two Now and Then Alexandria back

Both photos are marked on the back with one name.  Arthur Stanz or Stauz or Stonz ?

Arthur Stanz Now and Then Alexandria

Now we have a clue.  Two men are wearing Minnesota shirts under their suits.  Do you suppose this was taken at the University of Minnesota?  A fraternity or some other men’s group.  There seems to be lots of trees in the photo…Forestry students?

These photos must be from the 1940’s or early 1950’s.

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