Friday, February 27, 2009

Vintage Photo Friday

This is my great-grandmother, Ruth Wright. Wasn't she beautiful? I think this photo was probably taken in the mid-1930s.

In the right hand corner, very faintly, the photo is inscribed "To Jack, With Love, Ruth A. Wright." Jack was known to my mom as Mr. Miller, my great-grandmother's "lodger." My great-grandmother had run away from an unhappy/abusive marriage in the late-1920s, and changed her and my grandmother's names. My mom remembers my great-grandmother and Mr. Miller being obviously in love, but they never married. I wish I knew more of the story. My great-grandmother, known to me as "Big Grandma" when I was a little girl, had a difficult life, but it makes me happy to know that she had love.

More Vintage Photos here and here.

2 comments:

Annika said...

Ohhh, I just love this.

paperdollsforboys said...

What a lovely photo and such an amazing story!

I am so glad you've joined Vintage Photo Friday! I've added a link on my blog and will do so again next Friday.

Looking forward to what else you will share!
Cheers,
Tracey