Pyle, Texas — A few weeks ago, I posted about a postcard that I had purchased for my mother, who lived in a home with a blue wall.
The postcard was of a family member who was the mother of my father.
It was an old family picture that I remembered, as I would have liked to be able to have a photograph of my parents in the family picture.
I have since discovered that it is a rare opportunity to have family photos of someone from the past.
And so, I had to look at a few other old family photos that were in the collection.
I was thrilled to see that the family of my mother and her sister had photos of them on their wall, too.
The pictures I am going to share with you are of my maternal grandmother, who died of cancer in 2004.
My paternal grandmother, also named Ann Marie, was an elderly woman who died in 1995 at age 85.
These two women are the oldest of three children, my maternal grandfather and maternal grandmother.
There was a photo of Ann Marie’s family in the 1970s in the front room of their house in Westport, Texas, on a white sheet.
I have always loved family photos, so when I learned that Ann Marie was in the home of my great-grandfather and my maternal grandparents, I was immediately thrilled to find these two family photos.
But there were other family photos I wanted to share as well.
This photo of my grandfather, who was in his late 80s at the time, was a good example of the family photo I wanted.
A family photo of a man in a cowboy hat and his wife in a wedding gown, in West Texas, was also a good one to show off the family photos in the photo collection.
An elderly woman is seated on a sofa in her family’s living room.
The man, who has short brown hair, is sitting in the middle.
In this family photo, my paternal grandfather is in the foreground, with his wife and grandchildren in the background.
It was also one of the first family photos to feature a white, framed photo of the grandparents’ house, with a red, framed family photo.
Ann Marie and my paternal grandmother are seated on the sofa.
As I looked at these family photos from the 1970’s, I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the color of the wallpaper in the living room, in the kitchen, and on the patio.
It seemed as if my paternal grandparents and my family were a little bit different from my maternal and my grandmothers.
And now, as the sun is setting on my mother’s life, I am ready to share another family photo with you, because my mother has been dead for almost half a century, and she is going to be missed, too, even though I am not here to help her.