This week's Sepia Saturday theme photo has some mighty high-flutin' society folks dressed up fancy and wearing spiffy hats. Well, here in Oregon, where I hail from, my family wasn't quite as fancy, but they sure were enjoying themselves, and some were wearing hats.
I sure wish that this photo was labeled so that we could know who everybody is. With Mom's help on the way, we might be able to. I do think that in the front row, Hobart Hedrick is standing next to his step-mom, Granny Litha Letsom Hedrick, and the baby is Flora and Hobart's baby, Danny. They are standing next to Great-Grandpa Ben Hedrick, wearing the white hat. Grandpa Ben, thank goodness, usually wears the same kind of hat in most of his photos making it easy to figure out who he is. Danny was born in 1927, and is the one who died on the Navy ship during WWII.
Mom thinks that Herbert and Chloe Jensen are next to Grandpa Ben, with their big boy standing in front. Standing up high behind Hobart and Granny, Mom thinks that Uncle John is on the end, Grandma Florence is next to him, Flora (Hobart's wife) is pregnant with Lyle and is standing next to Uncle Homer (the one holding the dog).
Above is another celebration, or perhaps only a Sunday picnic. Again, Grandpa Ben is wearing his white hat in the middle of the picture, holding a baby girl ... maybe my Grandma Florence? I count three babies here, and four guys wearing hats. I hope that we will figure out who everybody is pretty soon.
I doubt if we will ever learn who all these men are in this picture, but Grandpa Ben is labeled. I wonder what the story is here? It looks to me like the loggers are posing with the company men, the guys in the suits. Wonder what the company was? This could have been taken in Oregon, but it also could have been in Washington, because Grandpa Ben and Granny Litha lived there for awhile when they were first married before returning to Hardscrabble and Jack Creek Ranch.
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