My grandfather, Mershell C. Graham sitting on the porch railing of his unofficially adopted family’s home in Montgomery, Alabama in the early 1900s. Mary Graham seated in the rocker and her son John Clifton seated on the stairs.
Today I received a call from my cousin Jacqui to tell me that the mystery photograph is her mother, Naomi Tulane Vincent with her two oldest children, Hubert and Sylvia Vincent. Hubert was born in 1923 and Sylvia was born in 1929 so this photo would be from the early 1930s.
Reading left to right 1. Herman C. King 2. Naomi Tulane (my grandmother’s cousin) 3. A??? Forbes 4. Alfred Young (?) 5. Fannie Turner (my grandmother) 6. ??? McDonald 7. ?? McDonald ???? behind Holly Springs
Poppy chose to celebrate his birthday on Christmas day because he didn’t know the date he was born. I don’t remember ever celebrating his birthday, but I don’t remember celebrations for any of my grandparents birthdays.