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whereisstrathmere t1_ixjyn29 wrote

What were their ages in this photo? I assume she’s maybe 14? Younger? It’s so hard to tell in older photos, because people back then just tend to look older than they were. Same is true of pictures of my mom when she was young.


paralyse78 OP t1_ixonoq8 wrote

My mom was born in 1949 and adopted by my grandparents ~2 weeks thereafter. This photo dates from the later part of the 1950s as best as I can tell, based on dated pictures of my Mom. Her dad was a WWII vet, aviator, and lineman for both electric & phone companies before opening a body shop; he also helped build the first 4 houses on their block after the land owner parceled out his land into plots to build on, and did all of their electrical, plumbing and heating; both my grandparents lived in the same house that he built until they passed away in 1986 and 2003.

Grandpa was born in 1915 and Grandma in 1916.