My Uncle Richard turned 90 in May and his family gave him a surprise birthday party, which I attended. A couple of days before the party my cousin, Jamie, posted on Facebook to bring my computer because he had pictures to share with me. You don't have to tell me twice, the computer was in the car. Plus, I transferred the family pictures that I had to a flash drive to share with him. Afterall, I am not a selfish person.
Jamie was one of the first people I saw when I got to the party and he had his tablet up and running and showed me some of the pictures he had scanned. I hadn't seen a lot of them. He, too, had put the pictures on a flash drive. We exchanged flash drives and I was one happy party goer!
The pictures that Jamie had scanned were from his grandmother's house, Kathryn Fredrick Tritten Puryear Pihl. My Aunt Kate. Jamie had been spending time at his parent's house while his father was ill and would scan pictures. He said they were in a big box. I think we can all imagine the big box, I have one here that I need to go through from my mother's house.
The pictures were an assortment of family pictures. The pictures included:
- Valentine Graf, my great grandfather,
- Kathryn Fredricks, aka Aunt Kate
- Children of Otto August Fredricks and Daisy Fredricks: Lola, Marie, Leona, Ray, John
- Grandchildren of Otto and Daisy: Rose Marie, Kathryn Marie and John
- Harold Fredricks and family
- My mom! Audrey
- and many more.