Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Sepia Saturday Oct 13, 2012

 Thanks Kat for filling in for Alan.
We know you will do a great job.

My entry came from a photo taken in
1940, when I was 3 years old.
It was in my copy of Washington County
Kentucky Bicentennial History
and includes many of my family and neighbors.

This photo was taken Jan 13 1940 of the Springfield
National Guard in formation on Main St. on the
day of departure for Camp Hulen, Tx.
The arrow indicates Lt. Joseph Polin my mom's first cousin.
I knew him well when I was older.
I remember the buildings along Main Street as we did not live far from there.
Of course they are all gone now and there is an empty lot along that area used for parking at the nearby funeral home.
Lt. Polin came home from the war to manage the Hale and Polin Funeral Home which had been run by his father and brothers for many years.

Go here for more groups, men, soldiers, mustaches and/or whatever others might choose to highlight.

I love this meme but had to miss last Saturday and I know all you regulars missed me. LOL
I missed you.


Wendy said...

Yes, QMM, you were indeed missed. This is a great photo. It's ironic that you are highlighting your Polin cousin standing in what is now the parking lot used by his family's funeral home.

Karin said...

Enjoyed my time tonight catching up on many lovely blog posts! Would love to have a cup o' tea at the Isaac's Cafe!! Have a lovely week-end!

Peter said...

Last week I said to my wife: "QMM didn't show up!" "She'll be back," she said and she was right :), as usual.

Kat Mortensen said...

Now this is interesting, QMM as your family line of "Polin" could be related to mine, of "Polland". Ellis Island made a mess of many names and it's not out of the realm of possibility that they are one and the same family (somewhere along the line).

Wonderful photo, and such a treasure to have in your possession!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a great photo. Hope you are well and having a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Little Nell said...

I'm glad you're back Peggy! That's a remarkable photograph given the later family connections. Does it make you stop and think when you say you were only three when this was taken? Now here you are documenting it on Sepia Saturday as if it was only yesterday!

Karen S. said...

It's good you are back! This is a fine photo too, and interesting story. Hope all is well, and enjoy what is left of the weekend!

Bob Scotney said...

Great photo and nice to know it has been published.

Love the two horses as well.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I love your new look! Very nice. Your picture is a neat one. Kentucky is very old, isn't it?

Kathy M.

Liz Stratton said...

This is such an encouraging post! I am just now beginning research project in a small Irish community. I really have to believe that they all knew one another!

Jana Last said...

Great photo! That day must have been a sad one for the loved ones left behind.

Interesting to see the businesses in the background.


Well, the space remained "in the family" if it went from being a space for car dealer and such, to a car parking lot...

A funeral home, eh?!?
You sure to have [one-time] customers!!!

Yes, we missed you too!!