Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My Mother's Birthday

This is a high school graduation photo of my mother, Audrey Meinzen Doyle. She graduated from Mineral Ridge High School in May or June, 1933.

The photograph was taken by P. T. Alfonsi, Photographist, of Niles, Ohio. Many of the photographs he took for my mother's family were printed on smooth paper but this one has a pebbly texture. It did not scan as well as the smooth ones.

Mom would have turned 97 today: she was born on June 5, 1915.

Happy Birthday, Mom! I hope it's fabulous.


  1. Lovely lady, and so well-groomed!

  2. What a superb photo! They don't have that kind of quality any more.

    Please also accept my gratitude for your periodic checking on me. I really appreciate that.

    Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree

  3. Thank you, Shelley, Wibbo, and Dee.

    I hadn't consciously thought about the well-groomed aspect of the photo. When I did think about it, it occurred to me that they didn't have running water and my mind wandered to how she managed to look so well-groomed. It must have taken much more effort in those days than these days.

  4. Dee, you're welcome for the checking on you. I hope you're feeling much better after your accident and are mostly healed. Take care.

  5. Oh yes, a beautiful and well groomed young lady. Gorgeous dress! Happy Birthday Audrey.
    Cheers... Catherine


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