Wednesday, February 27, 2008


My Great-Grandfather Glenn was born 117 years ago today, on
February 27, 1891 in Ervin Twp., Howard Co., Indiana. This picture
was taken when Glenn worked for J. C. Boyd Grocers in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1911 when he met my Great-
Grandmother Ida Belle, a native of Escambia Co., Alabama. Ida
told me that they met in Boyd's Grocery neara big bunch of
hanging bananas! Both of their families had loved ones who were ill
and moved west for the benefit of the dry climate. Glenn was an
unassuming little man who enjoyed photography and did free lance
printing on his own press. I have fond memories of him taking me
out to his pear tree and asking me to point to the pear of my choice,
then holding me up to let me do the picking.

No pear, since then, has tasted so heavenly.


  1. I love that story! Thanks for sharing it! :)

  2. What wonderful historical pictures of your family you have. I love the pear story.

  3. I descend from a long line of photographers starting with my ggg grandfather, so I have lot of nice old photos. I'm so lucky to have them!


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