Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wistful Wednesday: Uncles

My Dad had eleven brothers.  They are all deceased.  My Dad and my Aunt Anna are the last remnants of their generation.Oscar and Ervin 1931 Model A

These are two of my Dad’s brothers.  Oscar and Ervin.  The automobile is a 1932 Model A and it belonged to another brother Wilbert.  My Dad said “That is Wilbert’s shed in the background.”  

My Uncle Oscar (John Oscar to be exact) farmed in Minnesota a few years.  He was adventurous and headed out west and lived in Montana and Idaho most of his adult life.

My Uncle Ervin was a farmer that could bake better bread than any woman in the country..because he grew up being the bread baker for his Mother and his 13 brothers and sisters.

I wonder who took the photograph:)

20 comments:

  1. Only one girl? That's pretty amazing, I think. I wonder what her life was life as a child. And she is still around when all but one of her brothers have passed away.

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    1. 2 girls and 12 boys and she is the youngest.

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  2. Great old picture, enjoy hearing about family from early times, Francine.

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  3. Wonderful picture. I came from a big family too and sadly they are all gone except for one brother and one sister.

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  4. I love this photo! I wonder if the photographer set it up, or if they just happened to be positioned that way? Very cool.

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  5. Large families like that amaze me. I feel sorry for the mother though.
    I wonder how many they slept to a bed?:) Great old photo.

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  6. So nice to see old photos like this....interesting to think about the way they lived

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  7. Awesome picture, love the car. The men in Matt's family are fantastic bread makers, especially mine!

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  8. I think this is an awesome photo! Whoever took it knew how to "do it!"

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  9. Great picture and love the family story to go with it. :)

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  10. Reminds me of the photos of my dad when he was young. I sure miss him.

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  11. My question would be , "why is the guy sitting on the top of the car?"

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  12. What a great photo. Walking thru an antique shop today, we saw a jack for a model a Ford!

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  13. It is fun to see the old photos and to hear the story behind them.

    It would take a lot of bread to satisfy a large family. I can see why he became a master baker.

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  14. Wonderful photo and family history ! Thanks for sharing ! I hope the ice and snow has all melted there now ! Have a good day !

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  15. Just think of all the stories those twelve boys could tell on each other! I kinda feel bad for those two sisters...

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  16. Wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  17. That's a great old photo....wonder if his recipe is still around.

    Jen

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  18. Wow - that's a lot of brothers! Love that car.

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  19. I can't imagine a family that large! But they sure were more common back then before birth control--LOL! And farmers wanted lots of boys to help with the farm work, so they were a fortunate family to have so many strapping young lads. The passing of a generation...really makes you think how much things have changed. Those girls were churning butter for that bread, I bet. :)

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