Malachi's Promise "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers...." Malachi 4:6

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It's Dolly's Birthday Today!

Dolly, the little tyke in this photo, is celebrating her birthday today. I don't know if this is a birthday photo or not but as happy as everyone looks, it sure could have been.

Sitting on the left is my mother's youngest sister, Polly Meinzen. She was probably about 15 at the time this was taken. The man behind Dolly is my grandfather, William Carl Robert "Bob" Meinzen, looking happier than I've ever seen him! He looks positively radiant, and it's fun to see him looking so. By the time I was old enough to remember him, perhaps 15 years later, there wasn't much joy left.

I can't quite place the location of this photo. At first I thought it was my grandparents' house but the arrangement of the wall and door isn't quite right. Maybe some family member who sees this will recognize the location.

Dolly is my cousin and while "Dolly" was the perfect name for her when she was little -- doesn't she remind you of Shirley Temple but with blonde hair? -- she adopted a more mature name in adulthood. I think the only people who still call her Dolly are family members.

Happy, happy birthday, Dolly. I hope you have a great day and a wonderful year!


This is a Sepia Saturday post. Go to the link to find others who are posting photos from earlier times.

13 comments:

  1. ..and happy birthday to you Dolly....yes she is quite the doll...and they look very happy indeed!

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  2. An adorable photo to wish anyone Happy Birthday, but especially Dolly!

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  3. Happy Birthday from me as well.I hope Dolly has retained her blond curls.

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  4. It must have been some sort of happy occasion. I wish I knew what Dolly was looking at to make her so happy. Of course, it could be just the photographer that she is watching.

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  5. She looks like a little pixie in that first shot wearing her Doctor Denton PJs.

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  6. I think that photos are an important reminder that things now are not how they always were. Another captivating image, thank you for sharing it.

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  7. What a happy shot; a moment of family joy captured in time!

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  8. A lovely photo! And a nice story to go with it. I've a couple of photos of my grandfather looking completely unfamiliar. Sometimes I have to remind myself that these people had a life before I came along....

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  9. It is a happy picture. I think Shirley Temple did have blond curls.

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  10. Oh what a pretty little girl with pipe curls....makes me remember when they did that to my hair, using rags...

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  11. Happy Birthday Dolly, love the curls and the smile.

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  12. Oh, adorable Dolly! She looks as is hes is probably just as charming in personality as in appearance. Happy belated birthday, Dolly!

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  13. Wonderful picture, Dolly looks adorable. I am jealous of Grandpa's hat.

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