Monthly Archives: December 2013

Charles & Ruby Watts

This photograph of Charles and Ruby Watts was originally taken in 1987. This is actually a photograph of a photograph – when I visited my parents at Thanksgiving my wife captured this with my iPhone. That is why it is a little blurry on Charles. The original was professionally done at a studio, like Olan Mills.

Charles and Ruby Watts 1987

Charles was about 70 years old here and Ruby about 68 years old.

Charles was the brother of Blanche Graham, who was seen in the photograph in my previous post. And that is our Graham connection!

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Happy Holidays

Perhaps I’m a little late to wish everyone a happy holiday, but I can present to you a photograph of a happy holiday. This was taken at Christmas 1970 at the home of Dan and Blanche Graham in Harvey, Illinois – my first Christmas!

Graham Clan Christmas 1970

Front Row: Patricia Graham with doll, Blanche Graham holding Byron Graham (me, age 5 months), Daniel Graham holding Darryl Graham.

Back Row: Connie Graham, Danny Graham, Marie Booker, and Linda Booker with doll.

Connie, Danny and Patricia are all the children of Leroy Graham, one of Dan and Blanche’s sons.

Darryl and Byron are the children of William Graham, another son.

Marie and Linda are the children of Janice Booker, née Graham, daughter of Dan and Blanche.

Happy holidays!


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