Monday, March 9, 2009

Brother, Sister and Black Velvet: Smile for the Camera 11

The 11th edition of Smile for the Camera is themed Brothers & Sisters. "Were they battling brothers, shy little sisters, or was it brother & sister against the world? Our ancestors often had only their siblings for company. Were they best friends or not? Show us that picture that you found with your family photographs or in your collection that shows your rendition of brothers & sisters. Bring them to the carnival and share. Admission is free with every photograph!"

My selection isn't new to this blog. It was previously featured in the "Adventures with Cordy" diary series.

Below is a picture of my grandmother and her brother. It was taken on vacation in 1976.

These two lost their mother in the 1950's and their father in the 1940's. Their dad's demise was quite extended and sad. Their older brother passed away in the early 1970's. At the time of this photo, they were all that was left of this Williamson family.
It's pretty clear these two were close and got along fine. I like this photo because it clearly portrays a happy time (possibly *really* happy). I wish I knew the story beind the image...what was so funny and why the four seniors on this vacation were packin' so much booze. I also love how the men in my family embraced the versatility and comfort of the jumpsuit well into the 1990's.


  1. Looks like a real "happy" time! Thanks for sharing!

  2. oh my, I love your comment about the jumpsuits!!! Great picture!!!

  3. I enjoyed the picture and your story. What a show of family bonding!

  4. I just love this picture. The laughter in this picture just says so much. I hope our grandchildren will write about their aunt & uncles' adventures. I am going to keep a journal & take lots of pictures when we go to visit Michelle & Barack.

  5. Amy,
    The jumpsuit does make a fashion statement. Not sure what that is yet, but I'll let you know. LOL