Monday, December 27, 2004

May Chamberlain Cornelius -- Photo 3

I've posted several pictures of my grandmother, May Cornelius. These earlier pictures have shown her as a young woman years -- decades actually -- before I entered her life. This is a picture of how I remember her -- in her farmhouse kitchen with an apron tied around her waist getting ready to prepare another meal. This picture was probably taken in the early '60s.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The early years

My grandparents with my dad (on the left) and my Aunt Elaine (Cornelius) Frahm. Dad was a year older than Elaine -- she was born in 1925 and passed away in 1995.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

New York, New York

Dad with an unknown Army buddy before shipping out. I don't know if this photo was taken in a bar or a "staged" photo for the GIs. It was probably taken in either 1944 or 1945. Dad was in the Pacific Theater and was part of the Okinawa invasion.

On the town

My parents (on the right) on a hot date during their college days at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln! The identity of the two other couples is unknown.

Mom and me (Easter 1954)

Picture of Mom and me taken Easter 1954. This picture was taken in their Magnolia Avenue apartment in Chicago.

Dad and me (Christmas 1953)

Picture of Dad and me taken most likely around Christmas 1953. I would have been 16 months old at the time. The picture was taken in their Magnolia Avenue apartment in Chicago. We moved to the 'burbs in August 1955. I asked my mother why I would have been wearing shorts and short sleeves in December in Chicago and she said that was the fashion of the day. I didn't know pneumonia was in style back then. :-)