Just found these photos last night as I was going through my mother's college photo album. She and my father were attending TCU in Fort Worth at the time. Photos are a bit faded and I left them untouched. The event was instant history. And to give you an idea of how she probably felt about the assassination, see below.
Just a few words to say, I love this photo because of the sense of family it captures. A proud mom with her beautiful girls (not to mention the boys that aren't pictured). And a set of sisters who would be in each other's lives through it all.
My mom's cousin, Emma, and I have been in touch recently. Her father and my grandmother were siblings - he was just 18 months younger than she - in a family of 13 siblings!
I have a lot of wonderful family photos that passed down to me from my grandparents. Many of those photos were used in a book written by Ruth Rickaway, Benjamin Frost, A Texan from Tennessee*. Our family line, the Guthrie's, is a short one in the impressive volume of information. But Ruth contacted my grandmother to use her photos. (I only know this because Ruth inscribed the book to my grandmother, thanking her for the pictures.)
Unfortunately, I don't own this picture; I wish I knew who did. It's the only one that includes many of the Guthrie kids, including Emma's father and my grandmother, as very young children. I absolutely love it.
Emma I hope we can find who owns the original. But in the meantime, enjoy the photo of your dad!
*Rickaway, Ruth Hollar. Benjamin Frost, A Texan from Tennessee. Houston: D. Armstrong Co. Inc. Printers & Publishers, 1981. Print. p. 197.
I'm Jodi. Lover of genealogy, graveyards, and stuff that's old.