Today would have been Mom’s 100th birthday so I thought I’d show you her life in a few pictures.
Marian Dunlap Irwin and her great-great-grandmother Ryder.
Marian Irwin sometime early in 1916
Marian Irwin at 11 months, August, 1916
Marian (Rider) Irwin holding Homer Irwin with Marian Dunlap Irwin standing – 1917
Marian and Homer in 1918
Marian and her brother, Homer, in 1919
Marian Irwin about 1934
Marian and a friend, ready for a ride, in 1939
Marian and a friend
at the New York World’s Fair – 1939
Lad and Marian’s wedding
November 14, 1943
Marian and Dick’s wife, Jean, wChristmas of 1944
Marian in Trumbull – 1945
Dick’s wife, Jean, and Marian – June, 1945
Lad and Marian, end of 1945
This is the color shot used for the Christmas card in 1945 below
(I cropped Lad out)
Christmas Card – 1945
Marian, Judy, Greg, Lynn, Doug and Lad
Summer – 1949
Marian and Lad in 1968
Lad (in red shirt) and Marian (in turquoise dress)
with all their grandchildren – 1989
Marian and Lad on a cruise through the Panama Canal – 1990
Marian and Lad at their home in 1999
Marian Dunlap Irwin lived to 89 with over 60 years spent with Lad. They had 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. They were devoted to each other.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting the last part of a letter Grandpa wrote to Lad, Dan and Ced, along with some local news. On Friday, a letter from Lad after a few days of Guard Duty.
On Saturday and Sunday, more Special Pictures.