25 May 2012

Old Photo Friday - Memorial Day Edition

Well, here we are - a long weekend for those of us in the U.S.   Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer here, with people heading to beaches, pools, and picnics with family and friends.

So it seemed only appropriate that this week's Old Photo Friday show the photo above. The woman on the far left with the scowl on her face?  My mother.  I have no idea what "U.C.C.Co." means, but the location, Oglebay Park, is in our hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia.  The park and the pool are still there, beautiful, and still looking the same as in this picture.  The year marked in 1938, which means my mother was 19 going on 20 years old (her BD was in December).  So maybe this was an outing with co-workers?  Who knows, but in any event, this is a favorite picture of mine, because whenever you got this look from my mother, you knew things weren't going well for you ... (I can actually can hear her saying "Oh for God's sake" here ...)

Have a wonderful Memorial Day - or as my mother would say, Decoration Day - weekend.  May you have no reasons to scowl.  :-)

1 comment:

Lynn said...

Ok this picture made me smile. There's always one person in a pic that is not happy and it makes you wonder why. The fact that you have a voice in your head for that face makes it that much more special!!! LOL