In the photos scanned earlier this year, this is another one that stood out to me and seemed to catch a glimpse of life. Most photos are staged and seem to capture less of actual life or living.
Here is a picture of my mother, Sandy Jonas, with her Mom (my Grandma), Colleen Andra Jonas, and to the right of Colleen’s sister, Mildred (Millie) Andra Beck.
I love the fact that there is a guy, unknown, floating in the water in the background. Just soaking in the water and the sun.
The photo is obviously captured through a fence, something else that tells me it is an impromptu photo.
Aunt Millie looks like I always remember. Age would give her a few wrinkles, but the facial expression is the same.
Then there is Grandma looking at the picture. Water on the concrete, big earrings. I remember Grandma wearing many earrings, Millie also has in a pair for the day at the pool. The curl in her hair.
I am guessing the photo is the late 1950’s. Mom looks like she is about 4 or 5 years old, so 1958 or 1959. Mom tries to block the sun, almost looking like a whine on her face. Necklace around her neck. Obvious light blond hair. She still appears to have her ring finger in the photo.
Here is another one from probably the same date, just with the people more blurry.