I’ve decided to finish out the week with a few more Special Pictures. This is another of Ella Duryee’s Prayer Book negatives.
I believe this is a picture that Grandpa took of his church, the Church of the Ascension in Mount Vernon while he was a teen, possibly with his first camera, a Brownie camera, as seen in the following picture, New York at about the turn of the last century.
This is a very early “selfie” taken in the 1990’s by Grandpa, probably with a new Brownie Camera in his right hand, using a mirror.
On Monday, I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1942. Both Dan and Lad are in the Army. Ced is still working in Alaska and Dick and Dave are home with Grandpa.
Next weekend, and every weekend following, I’ll begin at the beginning. Many of you were not following my Blog over three years ago when I began publishing the Guion Family Saga, or as I call it, A Slice of Life. My grandfather, Alfred Duryee Guion, wrote his Reminiscences while traveling “around the world” on a freighter. He had quite a bit of time to remember bits and pieces of his life and decided to write them down for posterity, and his grandchildren. After he is married and starts a family, I will include the childhood memories of his children which I recorded.
I believe this will give you a chance to get to know the man I called “Grandpa” and the author of many of the letters you have been reading. I hope you enjoy the beginning of the Guion Family Saga.