(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette, First Row Center)
Enjoy a New Thrill - Go Western in New York
Vacation on Horseback at
"Tumbleweed" Guest Ranch
Pack trips every week - Free Horseback instructions
Swimming - Archery - Ping Pong - Badminton
Social Activities, etc.
Moderate Rates - Write for Reservations Now
Directions - West Shore R.R.to Shandakin Station
Call Ranch for Pick-up
(1941 Newspaper Advertisement)
It's amazing how much information you can discover about a photo or a group of photos once you start digging.
Last week, as I was sorting through the last couple of the boxes of stuff from my mom's house, I found an amazing vacation photo album from the 1940s. The funny thing is I vaguely remembered seeing the album at my grandmother's house when I was a kid. I have hazy memories of sitting on my grandmother's living room couch, flipping through the scrapbook, looking at photos of my mom dressed in cowgirl clothes. Mom seemed so young. It was hard for the ten-year-old me to contemplate my mom was ever so young. Years went by, and Gram downsized to an apartment at a nearby senior living complex, and shortly after that my parents and I moved into her old house. Stuff got moved into the basement, and I never saw the scrapbook again. Until last week.
The album was in the last box I opened. Subconsciously, I must have saved the best for last! The album, with it's nondescript brown cover, didn't look like much when I picked it up. But when I flipped it open there they were! The photos I remembered from so long ago!
|"Kris + Brownie"|
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette)
|"Helene + Cherokee"|
(Helene (Szerejko) Dingle)
|"Watering the horses at the creek"|
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette, Facing Camera)
|"Daniel Boone Halstead"|
(Lucy, and Jack Franks?)
|"The Ding Bats |
fight it out"
|"The dunk hole"|
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette and Helene (Szerejko) Dingle)
|"Picnicing (sic) + Resting|
At the Falls"
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette, Reclining Top Left)
Tower - Hunter Mt."
|"Betty, Warren, Helene|
Kris + Harry
(Stop Kicking, Warren)"
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette, Bottom Left; Helene (Szerejko) Dingle, Top Right)
|"Kris - Helene|
Brownie - Cherokee"
(Christine (Szerejko) Shenette, Left; Helene (Szerejko) Dingle, Right)
It was a great vacation! See you next year!
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