Sunday, April 24, 2016

Celebration Sunday - Photos for a Cousin

This week I was finally able to sort through the last of the photos found in my step-mother's basement last September. In doing so, I was able to give a cousin the first glimpse of her second great-grandmother, Laura Scharer Matthews. Laura Scharer was married to William G. Matthews, the eldest son of my great-grandfather, Arthur William Matthews, and his first wife.

Thank goodness the person who sent these photos to my grandfather (possibly one of Laura and William's daughters) wrote on the backs or I never would have known who was in them!

Laura Scharer Matthews (rt) and
her granddauther Betty Haynes (lt)
Laura Schaerer Matthews (lt)
and Betty Haynes (rt)
 It is such a gift to be able to give these photos to my cousin! She was very excited to hear I had them and to see the scans and I'll be mailing out the originals to her tomorrow. Happy Dance!

3 comments:

  1. It's wonderful that the photos had captions and that you were able to give the photos to your cousin. Congratulations!

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  2. Oh how I would love to receive photos in the mail like that! (or find some in someone's basement!!) I keep hoping someone comes across family pictures and that like you, they are willing to share them!

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  3. Fantastic pictures! Thanks so much for adding your Happy Dance to my Celebration Sunday~Happy Dance blog post this week.

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