Those are works of art! Charming portraits of a family on the Canadian prairie’s flashed on the screen during the slide show I put together for my Aunt Viola’s 95th birthday. I had found many of the photos saved in albums and envelopes when I helped her move into a personal care home. Some of the scenes were so idyllic and lovely my brother suggested they could be turned into beautiful paintings. I just loved these portraits of my mother’s family. I asked my Aunt Viola who had taken all the lovely photos and she said most were taken by her Aunt Marie. My Great Aunt Marie, my grandmother’s sister never married. She had a job in California working for a wealthy family. When she came home to visit her family in Drake Saskatchewan she always brought along beautiful clothes for her sister and her sister’s children. Great Aunt Marie also owned a camera and she took photos of her sister’s family.
Tbese are just a few samples of the charming prairie family photos taken by my Great Aunt Marie.
I am grateful to her for recording these beautiful memories from my mother’s childhood.