A few months ago, my dad showed me a picture of his mother, Linda, that he keeps in his wallet. It was pretty tattered and rough around the edges. For his birthday, I fixed up the photo and made it into a 5×7.
There are several things I love about this photo. For one thing, if you look closely, you can see that her nail polish is chipped. I don’t wear nail polish often, but when I do I wear it until it is chipped and awful looking. Now I know where I get that from!
I also noticed that she’s wearing her engagement ring on her finger. Gerald and Linda were married when she was about 16. I’m not sure how long they were engaged before that so she could be as young as 15 in this photo. On the other hand, I have no idea if she wore a wedding band, so this could be after she was married. I’d say she’s somewhere between 15 and 18.
She’s also wearing what looks like my grandfather’s class or Navy ring around her neck. I wonder what happened to all these items. More questions!
We don’t look strikingly alike, but there are definitely similarities. The wavy hair, the unruly eyebrows and, of course, the chipped nail polish. I’ve definitely got a little Linda in me!
- What happened to Linda’s engagement ring?
- Whose ring did she wear around her neck?
- What happened to it?