How About That

Something was bothering me about yesterday's post.

When I got into the shop this morning I took another look.
The man in the upper right looked very familiar. Too familiar.


I had to ask my mom.

Sure enough, that's my grandfather.
Right next to my grandmother.
And my aunt. And great aunt.
And great-grandfather with my great-grandmother.

The boy getting his first Communion?

My dad.

We don't have a lot of older family photos, so I haven't seen these people from this era.
What a fantastic find... I wonder how the negative ended up in that book... who's book was it? How did it eventually end up in my sorting pile?


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29 comments:

Adrienne Martini said...

That's just wacky.

† herzleid † said...

That's quite an amazing story! :) It's almost like the beginning of a mystery novel...

Leah Kleylein said...

That is just amazing!!!!! What a find!

Michael said...

That is so cool.

Take Care
Michael

Silva said...

wow, that's amazing to come across a forgotten book mark that is "related" to you so closely! Did you have this book at random, or do you think it's one that came from within the family?

silverfysh said...

Oh, that's just amazing. So many possible stories in your question.

Chris said...

That is awesome

unmoderated said...

Silva - I had it on my shelf for at least a year, it's a first edition but needs some repair work. I'm not sure where I originally found it, but I have to assume it came from somewhere in my family.

tori said...

No way! that's awesome! :)

Avid Reader said...

That's awesome! How wonderful that you ended up finding the old photo.

Cat B said...

What a wonderful find! I'm glad something bothered you about the post and you thought to ask. An unknown family photo found in a used book. There's a novel in there somewhere.

Deb Salisbury said...

Wow! That is tooooo cool! :-D

Anita said...

That is amazing, I love that you found that. Now you will have to search that book more.
I love old family photos!!!

Firewing3333 said...

Whoa, what an amazing coincidence!!

Jenzarina said...

Stranger than fiction. Just incredible.

mistressmousey said...

I was tempted to ask you yesterday if anyone had ever recognized the forgotten bookmarks from postings on your site. This is beyond weird.

unmoderated said...

Mistress - it's funny, I came across a photo last week, and I could have sworn it was my first girlfriend... however, the face was obscured by a bottle in the picture, so I may never know.

jociegal said...

WOW. It made it's way back to you for a reason, I think. Very, very cool.

unmoderated said...

Perhaps.

Between you me and the lamp post, things haven't been great between my dad and I lately...

oh man, this really IS a blog :|

Anna said...

That is incredible. What a find!!!

Steve said...

What a coinkidink! That is too cool.

sewtara said...

That is so crazy! Super cool you now have a picture of your dad as a kid, those are always fun to have around.

bettyl said...

It's a small, small world.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

Wow! I love it. A little nudge from another world...

Amy said...

Wow....that's amazing. Something tells me that book is a keeper.

Lorna May said...

What an amazing find. a one in million chance.

Laine said...

It's like a message in a bottle. Some years ago, I was browsing in a used bookstore in a small town in central Texas. A collection of old postcards caught my eye. The first one I looked at, randomly in the middle of the box, had a picture of my great grandfather's clothing store (in another very small town a couple hundred miles away). The message on the back told about how the store had been burglarized the previous day, big news for such a small town. There is a genealogist who specializes in reuniting lost photos and other documents with their families.

MrCachet said...

Outstanding! What a find.

Cyberman said...

Have you ever seen somebody lick the chutney spoon in an Indian Restaurant and put it back? This would never have happened under the Tories.

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