Oct 05-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: October: Oct 05-03
Chassell area family photo, 1921    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Keith Meyers

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 09:35 am:

I love old photos of people and places in the U.P. It's fun to see how styles have changed and look for clues in the background. But most of all, the real story is told by the faces: the stern, weathered look of the old folks... the playful, carefree expression of the younger ones... the body language captured in one fleeting moment of time. Many thanks to Keith Meyers for taking time to scan and publish a treasury of memories in his Pasty Cam guest album.

Keith's collection Longing to be in the U.P. is just one fine example from dozens of friends and visitors who continue to shower our Guest Gallery with the beauty, history, fun and excitement of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

How times have changed!
Braving Lake Superior at Agate Beach - Keith Meyers

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 11:15 am:

All your pictures are wonderful. But, I like these the best. I am a history buff. Thanks for this great web site.

By Sharyn, Howell MI on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 11:17 am:

This picture gives me a chuckle. The guy in the front is obviously smitten with the woman next to him. The elderly gentleman is only in the photo because he has to be and he isn't enjoying it at all. The ladies in the second row are envious of the love seen in the front row. What a great photo!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 11:56 am:

I love old photos too. Maybe this was an "engagement" photo.
There are so many stories in a picture.
Thank you for letting us share in your photo album, Keith.

By Keith, Kansas on Sunday, October 5, 2003 - 07:09 pm:

Hey Charlie, thanks for posting this family picture from 1921! You asked who was included in the photograph...I don't know everyone, but the front row includes (from left to right), my grandfather's brother John "Jack" Meyers, my grandmother Nellie Barringer Meyers, my grandfather Chester Meyers, I'm not positive on the next one, but I believe this is my great-grandfather John Meyer, and my great-great grandmother Melissa Clark Barringer Morris. The second person from the left in the second row is my grandmother's sister Irene (she and Jack were married on the same day as Chester and Nellie) and the the next to last person in the second row is my great-grandmother Augusta Wille Meyer(s). I am unsure about the others, but have received suggestions on others in the photograph over the years. If anybody recognizes anyone, I would be interested in hearing from you.

By Michigan on Monday, October 6, 2003 - 07:56 am:

It is really touching to see my Grandfather George Smith in the first photo. I miss him dearly, as I know the rest of my family does too. He could be a narly gradpa at times, but the other side of him was sneaking candy to his grandkids and their frieds after biting them on the ear.

Betty Ann Lindsey - daughter of Joan Smith (Lindsey), daughter of George Oren Smith

By Herb wi. & Mi on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 04:36 pm:

By Golly That 1921 I was born in a log building that had been a logging camp blacksmith shop in Kimball Wis. No wonder, friendly times, Look how nice and friendly those people all looked too.

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