This is my ninth year of blogging the A to Z Challenge. Everyday I will share something about my family’s life during 1950. This was a year that the USA federal census was taken and the first one that I appear in. At the end of each post I will share a book from my childhood collection.
In June we visited our grandparents and cousins in Detroit. I remember a train trip, perhaps on this trip. There was bacon and being car sick. The only Cleage cousin born at that point, Warren Evans, was living in another state, so we didn’t see him, but we saw the Elkins! And all the grandparents. I wish I had a photograph of my Cleage grandparents on that trip. After reading my C – Cleage post, I realized we probably went in May to attend my Aunt Barbara Cleage’s wedding.
We visited my mother’s parents, the Grahams, on the near east side of Detroit where we played with our cousins in the backyard.
We also visiting my father’s parents, our Cleage grandparents, on the West Side of Detroit. I am still holding that doll. Who crocheted that dress, I wonder. Was it a gift when I arrived or did I bring it with me? We look like we are ready for church. I remember that purse. It was a miniature version of the purse the church secretary had. Brown leather with a little gold clasp.
8 thoughts on “J – June Visit to Detroit”
I loved it! So many children! It has become unusual to see a family gatherings with so many little kids.
The Old Shelter – Enter the New Woman
There were only four children! It must get kind of lonely with no little children. Lonely for the children without other children to play with at a family gathering.
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How lucky to have such great and many cousin photos. I lacked in that area, but in later years, I learned I had many cousins… not quite sure why I never spent time with them.
Both sides of my family were pretty close, both in distance and in feelings so we grew up seeing a lot of our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
You were rather fixated on your dolls 😉 my grandkids and their cousins are like siblings.
I was very close to these cousins growing up. We spent lots of time together. Not so much as we got older and moved to different places.
My older grandkids are close with their cousins. The little ones live further apart and also there’s been the pandemic for the past several years.
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