It's that time again, and this week I'm going to share from what is probably my favorite set of pictures ever.
These are all pictures of Alice Matlack (my husband's grandmother, AP Holly's youngest daughter) in July 1944, at the family turkey ranch in Ramona, California.
These were taken by a traveling photographer to send to her husband (the gentleman in the photo on her table) who had just been drafted into the Army for World War 2. The originals are actually stereoscopic slides, which are falling apart, so we couldn't look at most of them in the viewer.
What makes these so interesting is that she never thought she was pretty. Her sister Helen was the 'pretty' one, and Elizabeth was the 'beautiful' one. But she was very committed to being a good wife, and so she got dolled up and posed for these photos. I'm so glad the family has these pictures, because she was a beautiful person inside and out. She was one of those people who is bad at posing for photos, so she frequently has her eyes closed, or a funny look on her face in the more recent photos.
This one is much more her speed. I think she was a bit of a tomboy as a young girl,and she never outgrew her love of hiking and horses and all things western.
You are missed Hoon.
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