Erik (eriktrips) wrote,
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the great black and white



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talk about your handsome family. this is one of my favorite pictures ever, and the people in it are related to me! William and Martha Brugger and the kids. my grandma Elsie is at the top of the pyramid, the oldest at 15 in this picture. it is 1925 in a farm house in South Dakota.

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interestingly my grandpa Milo is also at the top of the pyramid in his family portrait. I know next to nothing about his family; in fact I don't know his parents' names or any of the other childrens'. I do know that they are also in South Dakota which is fortunate for Milo and Elsie must meet and get married and have my father Richard and my aunt Donna and uncle Billy.

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a couple of my favorite pictures of Elsie. she is on the left in the first picture and in the middle in the second. I don't know the exact years but I'd say the late 1920's.

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my grandpa Milo as an army engineer. I think this was taken in Casablanca in 1955 or whenever it was my dad's family was over there. the kids were in high school.

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a christmas photo. my aunt Donna is on the couch with my grandparents, and my uncle Billy is on the left on the floor and my dad on the right. don't know the year but could figure it out but don't feel like it.

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my dad feeding a goat. Billy looks on. I've always liked this photo and thought my dad was a cute little bugger.

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fast forward to 1970 when my dad was hospitalized for an ulcer and could not shave for a couple of weeks. this is all that happened. you see what I'm up against?



I also have xeroxes of prints of grandma Elsie's family going back to the first ones to sail over from Germany in the mid 1800s, but must go to bed before midnight tonight, so later for those.
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