It's Mark's birthday. LVI. This photo was taken in 1974 - 39 years ago - when he was still a teenager. He was wearing his hair long as was the style at the time. You'll have to ask him if he was a hippie. I wish him a happy birthday.
I ran across this old photo that I acquired a couple of years ago at a Miller cousins family reunion in Waseca. I had forgotten that I had taken a photo of a photo that was in the possession of one of my paternal side cousins. It's an old photo from the early 1900's, and taken at the family "ranch" in Gaslyn, Wisconsin. I did get some unwanted glare in the process, but it's still kind of interesting. At least to me.
The kids are my uncles Bob and Charles. Bob was born in 1904 and Charles in 1906. I'm guessing the picture is from 1910 or 1911. Who are the others? Adults, left to right: Mary McDill Lemon, Nancy Jane McDill Miller, G.L. Miller, Gladys McDill (?), Mollie McDill(?) and Mayme (Mary Elizabeth) Miller. Best guess.
I'm not sure what's up with Bob's headgear. It looks a little like bandages. It seems like baby Tom should have been in the photo, too, but maybe he was napping. The photographer may very well have been G.L.'s daughter, Sylvia Melissa Miller or maybe the third McDill girl, Ruth, also not in the picture. The dog may be Tippy. Or Duke. Or Brownie.
It's a really nice day in River City - cool and without much humidity. Except for the occasional shower. I've been taking it easy, resting up for another morning of tennis with the gang of geezers tomorrow.