Perhaps this photograph of my mother, Audrey Meinzen Doyle; her sister, Geraldine Meinzen; and a friend, Ruth Seifert, was taken around graduation time in the spring of 1933. My mom would have been 18 in June of that year and Jeree would have been 15 or 16.
Because I don't remember my mom as an affectionate person, it's fun to see her encircling arms around the other two young women.
In her later years, my mother went through her photographs and wrote names and dates on them in blue ball point pen. Sometimes she wrote on the borders, other times, like this, she wrote on the person. I don't know if I'd rather have photographs with people whose names I don't know or photographs with names written in blue ink! I guess, considering that we can scan, electronically edit/repair, and save the photographs, having the names is better than no names.
My mom spelled her sister's name "Jerry" instead "Jeree." Perhaps Aunt Jeree's name evolved over time from her birth name, Geraldine, to Jerry and finally to Jeree. I always knew her as "Aunt Jeree." I think her pose is very sweet.
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