Special Pictures # 248 – Marian Irwin in Orinda, California @ 1940

Marian (my Mom) wrote on the back of these pictures, “Marian Irwin, Orinda, CA, 1940?” This is the house she grew up and these were taken a couple of years before she met Lad (my Dad, Alfred Peabody Guion)

 

Tomorrow and the rest of the week, I’ll be posting letters written in 1943. Lad and Marian are getting serious, especially after Lad returns from a furlough in Trumbull and spends time with his girlfriend there.

Judy Guion

Special Pictures # 244 – P.B. Peabody Christmas card – 1928

For the next few weekends, I’ll be posting Special Pictures. These are photos that do not pertain directly to the letters I’m posting but are unique and interesting so I want to share them. Enjoy.

This home-made Christmas card comes from P.B. (Putnam Burton) Peabody, Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion’s Uncle.

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow I’ll begin posting letters written in 1945.Both Lad and Dick are home, Dan is in France – still in the Army – hoping to get out on points soon and waiting until Paulette and their unborn child can travel to Trumbull. Ced is in Alaska and Dave is in Manila, Philippines.

Judy Guion

Special Pictures # 241 – A Few of Grandpa’s Ancestors

For the next few weekends, I’ll be posting Special Pictures. These are photos that do not pertain directly to the letters I’m posting but are unique and interesting so I want to share them. Enjoy.

The following are pictures of Grandpa’s Grandparents, his parents and a picture of him at about one year old. These ancestors have very interesting lives, which I will be sharing in the future.

Clara Maria de los Dolores Marina (de Beck) Guion (Grandpa’s Grandmother)

The Reverend Elijah Guion (Grandpa’s Grandfather)

Ella (Duryee) Guion (Grandpa’s Mother)

Alfred Beck Guion (Grandpa’s Father)

Alfred Duryee Guion (at about 1 year old)

Tomorrow, another Special Picture. On Monday, a week of letters from 1943. Lad is anticipating his furlough and seeing Trumbull, and his family, again. Judy Guion

Trumbull – Holiday Cards From 1941

The following are holiday cards received by Lad in December, 1941 and January, 1942.

To Lad, from Laura Mae, Russ and son Richard Stanley, friends in Trumbull.

To Lad from Pat and Willie Wright (I think he knew them in Venezuela)

To Lad, from Martin and Flor Williams from Pariguan, Venezuela.

From the Pages, their daughters were friendly with the older boys

Tomorrow and Sunday, I’ll post more Special Pictures.

On Monday, I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1943. Lad is getting ready for a furlough and heading back to Trumbull.

Judy Guion

A Tribute to Cedric Duryee Guion – June 1, 1917 – January 30, 2008

This is a special tribute, in pictures, to my Uncle Ced, child # 3 of Alfred Duryee and Arla Mary (Peabody) Guion, born 100 years ago today.

Cedric Duryee Guion in playpen, Larchmont, NY, 1918

Arla Mary Peabody Guion with her first five children – Dan, Alfred (Lad), Cedric, Dick and Elizabeth (Biss), 1923

Alfred (Lad), Cedric, Elizabeth (Biss) and Dick, Trumbull house, 1924

Dick, Dan, Ced, Lad and Biss with Patsy,  @ 1926

Cedric (right in front of Grandpa) @ 1927

L. to R. – Daniel, David, Alfred (Lad), Dick, Cedric, Elizabeth (Biss), @ 1928

Back row: Cedric, Alfred D (Grandpa), Daniel, Alfred (Lad)

Middle row: Donald Stanley, Richard, Elizabeth (Biss)

Front row: David, Gweneth Stanley, 1938

Cedric – top row, first person, visiting the Chandlers, December, 1939

L. to R. – Grandpa, Dick, Cedric, Elizabeth, Dave, Zeke holding Butch, Dan, spring, 1940

Cedric in Anchorage, Alaska, 1941 

Cedric, Anchorage, Alaska, @ 1943

Cedric, Anchorage, Alaska, @ 1945

 

Ced, taken in the Little House yard @ 1950

 

Grandpa, Cedric, 1955

Fannie Mildred (Pike) and Cedric Duryee Guion – January 1, 1957

 

Fannie (Pike) Guion with children, Arthur, Gary and Neil @1962

 

Lad, Dan, Ced, Biss, Dick and Dave at the 1992 Guion Family Reunion

 

Gary, Fannie and Cedric Guion at the 2005 Guion Family Reunion

 

Tomorrow I’ll post Holiday cards from 1941.

On Saturday and Sunday, more Special Pictures.

Monday, I’ll begin a week of letters written in 1943. Lad – and the Trumbull folk – are excited about Lad’s pending furlough.

Judy Guion

Special Picture # 240 – Grandma Arla and Her Three Sisters – Early 1900’s

For the next few weekends, I’ll be posting Special Pictures. These are photos that do not pertain directly to the letters I’m posting but unique and interesting so I want to share them. Enjoy.

Anne Peabody Stanley, Arla Mary Peabody Guion, Helen Peabody Human, Dorothy Peabody