Happy Birthday Chris Mittleman [2.5]Chris' baptism. Peter and Katie* Ferry [3.0] holding Chris, Julie & Russ* [2.5]. Katie's pictures are scarce. Her dates are 1938-2004. Hopefully someone Comment some information on her.
Pike's with their red Beetle and Chris.
Chris 12 years old.
I plan to put up the rest of Mike Meyer's birthday pictures tomorrow.
It needs work, but check out "I Remember the Yard?" in NEW & CURRENT
Family homes for Jim Ferry and Jeanne Bishop [2.0] Married 4/26/32Peter L. on the right, Mother Ferry on the steps? [10.0] If the small boy is 9 it is Jack [5.0], If he is 7 it would be Bill[6.0]. 1924. The Yard on San Fernando Rd. would opened this year much to the relief of the neighborhood I am sure. Thanks Marie for the Hi-Res picture.
Katherine Bishop's Antique Shop [12.0] 1929
These two picture can give some insight what different backgrounds our parents had and messages we received. Jim [2.1]
Remembering Jeanne and Jim's wedding day. [2.0] 1932 Holy Family Church
This picture and note are unusual for our family. We almost never saw any visible signs of affection between our parents. When Joanie and I were dating and got a little frisky we were frowned on and tut-tuted. It was ok to love, but no visible affection. I find it hard to understand decades later. More on this tomorrow. Jim
More pictures from ThailandThe Songram Festival, a city wide water fight. Above people waiting to splash passing cars. Click on pictures to enlarge them.
Throwing buckets of water on a passing car, Emma is in green with her squirt gun.
Emma squirting people from the car.
A sample of the family tree to later members mentioned in Mama Jean's history; Dumesnil, Ormsby, Harrison, and Oldham.
A few months after Grandma B's passing Jim and Jeanne [2.0] made a trip to Louisville, KY to explore family roots. Julie Pike [2.5] and others have made the same trip.
Question? Where did the middle name "Bent" come from?
The Peter L. Ferry Office and Yard 1927That could be Papa Jim [2.0] in the picture. The white building on the right is the office and I remember it well. Peter L. put his name on everything and every building. Even Mary Alice's car that she used to go to USC had a sign on it. She took off the sign when she was away from home. Papa Jim did just the opposite in signing everything.
The sheds shown the picture in the background were very old, being moved in used to the yard. The shed in the middle behind Papa Jim is still in use today for storage.
I carried the Olympic Torch in 1984 on a lonely stretch of road on the Oregon California border. The city of Lakeview, OR had a big pancake feed and parade. I carried it for a mile (or more?). Our caravan of trucks and cars passed some farm roads where a few people stood by their mail boxes and waved to us. I'll post the picture when I can find it. Jim [2.1]