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Two Sides of the Family--One Building

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 07:40 pm
@Roberta,
Wonderful!
I'm scared of your mother's mother...
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Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 08:00 pm
Roberta is a natural. After a few practice rounds, she was scanning like a pro, all the while muttering: "Who wants to look at this stuff—people ate just weird!
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 08:41 pm
On the Concourse in front of THE BUILDING. Front row: My mother's cousin (grandmother's neice), my father's mother, my father's nephew (the kid in the picture with my father and uncle). Second row: mother's mother, father, father's brother, mother. Last row: Father's big sister (the mother of the tall guy in the front row)

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/meshpukaonConcourse.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 10:24 pm
People of my grandmother's generation rarely smiled in pictures. Why? Dunno. All the women in my mother's family were forces to be reckoned with. My grandmother, however, was more a baleboosteh than a toughy.

Dates, littlek. My father was born in 1905, so the first pic is probably in the 19tenses. The second picture is dated--May 1929 (not a good year to be in the stock market).

My mother was born in 1911, so the picture of her as a child was probably around 1913 or 1914.

The rest of the pics so far are from the forties. The war years.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:16 pm
My parents' wedding picture, July 1944. My father was home on leave.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/MandDwedding.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:23 pm
Moi, at the age of seven months. BTW, the chair I'm sitting on in this picture is the same chair I'm sitting on as I type. The leather isnt' quite as nice, but it's the same chair.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/Meonredchair.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:27 pm
My beloved Grandpa and me--up in the country.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/Grandpaandme.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:01 am
Oh wow, Roberta, these are just wonderful! Very Happy

I'm going to have to look again!
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:03 am
@msolga,
Yes, a very strong little Roberta face, to match your young Roberta personality. Smile
Thanks so much for sharing these!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:43 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

My father on the left. My uncle (his brother) on the right. Their nephew (my cousin--grown by the time I was born). The photo was taken in May 1929. I think my father and uncle were dressed for their vaudeville act.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/DUncleAlandHal.jpg


There's a Marx Brothers thing happening for sure!!!
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:44 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

My grandmother, my mother (standing), and my eccentric aunt (baby).

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/GrandmaMandAuntB.jpg


Your aunt ALREADY looks eccentric!!!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 12:46 am
@Roberta,
Roberta wrote:

Moi, at the age of seven months. BTW, the chair I'm sitting on in this picture is the same chair I'm sitting on as I type. The leather isnt' quite as nice, but it's the same chair.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/Meonredchair.jpg



A force to be reckoned with already!!!
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 01:10 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Roberta wrote:

My father on the left. My uncle (his brother) on the right. Their nephew (my cousin--grown by the time I was born). The photo was taken in May 1929. I think my father and uncle were dressed for their vaudeville act.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/DUncleAlandHal.jpg


There's a Marx Brothers thing happening for sure!!!


You could be right, deb. My uncle didn't wear glasses. Was he going for the Groucho look? Who knows.

BTW, the signs in the store window are of historic interest. Store cheese, 35 cents a pound. 5 pounds of sugar--25 cents. Thud.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 04:08 am
@ehBeth,
I may post a pic or two of my grandparents' fiftieth anniversary. It was held at the Concourse Plaza. I was a bride's maid.

http://bronxbohemian.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/grand_concourse_at_161st.jpg?w=450&h=337


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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 04:18 am
@Thomas,
Quote:
Roberta is a natural. After a few practice rounds, she was scanning like a pro, all the while muttering: "Who wants to look at this stuff—people ate just weird!


Smile

I most definitely want to look at this stuff.
These old photographs are fascinating!
I hope there are lots more, Roberta!
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 12:34 am
This is a photo of my grandfather (standing right) when he relatively young. I don't know who the other people in the picture are, but I have a feeling that one of them is my grandfather's brother (the gangster uncle).

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/Grandpaandothermen.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 12:40 am
My father (left) and two army buddies--in northern Italy during WWII.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/Dandarmybuddies.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 12:47 am
My father and my mother's baby brother, my uncle. This uncle was active in early commercial animation on TV. He participated in the Muriel cigar commercial and the cuckoo clock opening on the Howdy Doody Show. When he moved to the north Bronx, my grandmother complained that he was living in the country. When he moved to the suburbs, Grandma was hysterical. "He's living in the wilderness."

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/DandUncleR.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 12:53 am
My beloved grandpa and my cousin Colonel (my mother's sister's dog) on the Concourse after a little sprinkle of snow.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/GrandpaandColonel.jpg
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 01:02 am
Remember I said that people liked to sit out on the sidewalk in front of the buildings? Here's a picture. From left to right: me (at about the age of ten) cousin Colonel, my mother's sister (the eccentric one), and my mother's mother.

http://i815.photobucket.com/albums/zz72/Riman18/AuntBGrandmaandmeonconcourse.jpg
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