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.
13 thoughts on “Marilyn Makes a Trunk – 1956”
What a lovely picture and memory to have Kristin. A true Sepia Saturday gem.
And a fine trunk it was. I bet the grown-ups had many good laughs over Marilyn’s new trick.
I don’t know if the adults did but us older cousins sure did.
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.
That’s the best elephant photo!
I’ve shown some pictures from Detroit Zoo as well this week but don’t have a story to match Marilyn.
It’s so amazing that most of us have elelphant photos in our collections. Yours is a real gem.
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/.
Thank you Pauleen. Now the hard part – coming up with 5 who haven’t received the award already…
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.
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.
Another terrific photo! The extra detail on the twist of Marilyn’s arm makes it a treasure.
She looks so satisfied about it too.
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