Making Great Grandma Katie comfortable in the shade in the yard..making sure her head is covered, and that she has her favorite sweater on. I wonder did they carry her out of the house in her favorite rocking chair, or did she walk ..and I bet her pipe was in her pocket.
Yes, she smoked a pipe, so did her daughter, my Grandmother..my Dad says after everyone in the house was quieted down at night..that was Grandmas time and she would light up her pipe.
My Dads Aunt Elena is the lady in the apron, she looks a tad impatient..she must have been in charge of the chair, or was she impatient with the photographer? I am not sure who the other lady is..the one helping to light the pipe. I am not sure what year this photo was taken in or if anyone remembers the dogs name ( he/she seems happy to have everyone outside).
This was before old folks homes or nursing homes as they are called today. Old folks used to be cared for in their homes and died in the beds they shared with their loved ones..perhaps even the ones that their children were conceived and born in. Now it seems at the first stages of forgetting something..they are shipped off to the home:(