Marilyn Makes a Trunk – 1956 Sepia Saturday #133

When I was growing up my sister, my cousins and I always made a yearly trip to the Detroit zoo with our mothers and grandfather, Poppy.  My youngest cousin Marilyn was impressed by the elephants trunk this year and went around making her arm into a trunk afterwards.

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13 Responses to Marilyn Makes a Trunk – 1956 Sepia Saturday #133

  1. Little Nell says:

    What a lovely picture and memory to have Kristin. A true Sepia Saturday gem.

  2. Wendy says:

    And a fine trunk it was. I bet the grown-ups had many good laughs over Marilyn’s new trick.

  3. Sharon says:

    Another post that brings back memories. My son would giggle and giggle when I made an elephant trunk and noise.

    What a gorgeous photo. Thanks for sharing.

  4. postcardy says:

    That’s the best elephant photo!

  5. Bob Scotney says:

    I’ve shown some pictures from Detroit Zoo as well this week but don’t have a story to match Marilyn.

  6. Nancy javier says:

    It’s so amazing that most of us have elelphant photos in our collections. Yours is a real gem.
    Nancy

  7. Pauleen says:

    hi Kristin, I’ve nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award -you can read more in my post http://cassmob.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/illuminating-blogger-award/.

  8. Pauleen says:

    I can remember doing the “elephant has a great big trunk” with our kids but don’t have any photos as I recall, certainly none of this vintage. Lovely pic.

    • Kristin says:

      I would have written more about our annual trip to the zoo but I’m saving it for Z is for Zoo. Thank you for the nomination. I’m on my way to see it.

  9. Another terrific photo! The extra detail on the twist of Marilyn’s arm makes it a treasure.

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