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Friday, February 25, 2011

Sepia Saturday #63

My Sepia Saturday is about a team that my mother worked with in the 1940's

 In 1940 this was the office team of the
Washington County Extension Agent.
This picture was taken on the side porch of the courthouse in our town where their office was at that time.

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The gentleman on the front right was
Troll Young, County Extension Agency.
My mom had been his secretary since before she married in 1935.
When this photo was taken in Aug 1940
my mom had resigned her position and had given 
birth to her second daughter in April.
The lady next to Mr. Young was his new secretary.
My mother had planned to be a stay at home mom.
I don't remember the names of any of the other folks.

Mr. Young was a fine upstanding gentlemen and great in his job.
I started school with his son and we attended school together until the 8th grade.

When i was 16 years old, that would have been in 1953, I was permitted to help out in this office while his secretary was on vacation.
I thought that was the greatest thing going.
I was taking typing in high school and could do a little shorthand.
We got the job done, so Mr. Young said.
Growing up in my town was fun.
I was a blessed young girl.
Surrounded by fine people and great teachers.

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On a sad note our family will bury our beloved Reverend
Father Richard Edelen. age 64, this weekend.
He passed away yesterday from a debilitating chronic lung disease.

He was born to my mom's brother Richard and his wife Audrey, the following year my mom gave birth to my only brother, age 65.
There was only 9 months difference
Dickie was my first cousin and I thought of him as my cousin brother.
I remember  babysitting these two boys when I was 12 years old.
They attended school and graduated from HS together.
My brother went into the army, married and had 2 children
Dickie, my cousin brother, entered the seminary and was ordained a priest in 1975.
May he rest in peace.
We will miss him terribly.


Anvilcloud said...

Having that continuity must have been nice.

~Tracie~ said...

What a wonderful picture and memory Peggy. I'm sad to hear of your loss and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Bob Scotney said...

Peggy, your picture intrigued me especially when it referred to the Extension Agency. I noticed that they posed outside the court house. But was does the Extension Agency do?

Ima Weed said...

So sorry about the loss of your 'cousin brother' and I think that is a wonderful wording to describe how you feel about a person in your family. I do like this photo and I hope a few in Washington County get to see it.

Karin said...

My heartfelt sympathies in the loss of your cousin brother! What special title! As you go through this time of grief may the Lord provide you with His comfort.

Love those old photos and the memories they evoke!

Christine H. said...

I think the extension service still exists, doesn't it? Anyway, I love this picture. They look like a hardworking and friendly group.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

How they all posed so proudly back then and I love those shoes and the dresses! Another nice trip along memory lane. Lots of information.

BTW I love the vintage roses on you blog page now. You do change these backgrounds frequently..I seldom get to that.

Jinksy said...

What a fashion line up! :)

PattyF said...

Great photo, and equally great story behind it!

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like you were a very close family. I'll be thinking of you.

Karen S. said...

So sorry about you loss...but this post is a splendid tribute! What a great looking group they all were, all happy and smiling except the one man appearing to be perhaps reflecting on the day...or maybe he had too much work to be doing and he was out here taking pictures instead! Great post and story, thank you! blessings for a great weekend!

Tattered and Lost said...

I'm with Anvilcloud. I envy the continuity in your life. I wish I had one place where I knew my roots ran deep.

Alan Burnett said...

Another fascinating insight into a country other than my own. But what strikes me in particular is the quality of that photograph. Photography at its best.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

That photo was taken by a professional from the newspaper that is why it is good, Alan.

Yes Christine the agency does still exist. The 4H clubs are operated out of this agency too.

Nancy said...

I enjoyed looking at the photo for this post. It's always fun to look at clothing styles from earlier times. I was hoping your mom would be in it....

I'm so sorry for the loss of your cousin brother. He was not very old. Blessings to you and the rest of his family and friends.