Bygone Days – 3 Generations


Old family photos are so nice to have. It’s amazing to look at pictures from the 1800’s and know that they had the technology to do that in those days.  Here’s one of my paternal great grandfather, James Hinton McGuriman. He was born in 1812; we don’t know the year of his death. (I need to do a little research on that!)

I wish the picture were clearer;  I’d like to get a better look at those britches. They look pretty interesting.

We also have this photo of his son (my grandfather), Thomas Jefferson McGuriman (1868-1922).

 Now, with a name like that, how would you like to be the schoolmarm teaching him to write his name? (His wife’s maiden name was Leonetta Octavia Pittman, but that’s a post for another day.)

 I think he’s rather dashing. I love the mustache. And the high collar.

And here’s his son (my dad), William Everett McGuriman (1899-1954).

I love his knickers and little button-up shoes and sailor-collar shirt.

 One of the chairs from that set survived the years, and now I’m honored to have it in our home.  I like to think it’s the same chair my Daddy was standing beside with his little hand resting on the seat.  Wonder what mischief he got into as soon as he was free from this photo session?

5 responses to “Bygone Days – 3 Generations

  1. I love old family photos!! We just found another one this weekend and it’s like winning the lottery!

  2. Old pics are like old books.. It’s so cool to think of what they’ve been around for; what’s happened in the years since they were made.. Especially when they’ve been around since the 1800’s !

  3. Old photos are priceless. I particularly love the picture of your Dad by the chair and the chair that I am sure he was standing by. So lovely in your home. You should have included a picture of the chair and the photo above it that is in your stairwell.

  4. You go Girl! Blog-ing… what a great idea. I can’t wait for your recipes, photo contest and most of all the free stuff giveaways. Just kidding! No really, you will do so good at blog-ing. Great stuff so far. Looking forward to seeing it!
    Au Revoir Dianne

  5. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What great pictures. I love old family snap shots there is a lot of them in us and we don’t always think about that. The people in the pictures had a lot to do with who we are today.

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