I've had a passion for old photos as long as I can remember. I found these photos at various places, estate sales, flea markets, and antique shops. One of the pictures I have reminds me of happy times in our world when you didn't have to worry about locking your doors and everyone knew their neighbors. The background was so sweet! Roses growing on a picket fence, three girls possibly sisters, posing with their mother. Could their father have been the photographer; catching the moment on a pretty day. Who knows... there were no names or dates on the back of the photo, and in the background there appears to be a small cottage and possibly a larger cottage, covered by trees. Of course I was drawn to it because it appears to have been taken in a garden.
Garrett and Friends is what is written on one of these photos. Two girls out with their friend, or could he have been their brother, cousin, or boyfriend of one of them, or possibly a college friend? They seemed adventurous. Their smiles hinted at this and tells that story and the fact that they are standing on a fallen down tree branch lends me to believe they were out to have a fun day. Even though their hats were fancy, they still seemed casual, somehow. Perhaps, the photographer was the girl in fronts boyfriend. Again, who knows, as there were no names or dates on the back. Could Garrett have been the guy smiling in the back or the mysterious photographer?
There is one picture of a man and woman makes you wonder if they were a married couple. They seemed to have worn their best clothes, more formal than the other pictures. Again, it's hard to say what year this was taken or even who the couple was. The back side was on a postcard, ready to be mailed, with a label exactly where to place the stamp. Could they have taken a trip and wanted to send a photo back home of their travels, but something prevented her (or him) from writing where they had been or what kind of time they were having, since there were no writings on the back. Was this possibly their honeymoon; you could make up a million stories and still maybe never know the truth. That's why old photos are fun; you can use your imagination and make your own story. I often wondered why people never smiled in old photos. Weren't they happy, or were they afraid to show it. I've heard that was not the proper thing to do, but the three young people, in the other photo, seemed to be having fun, as they smiled.