Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sepia Saturday 145 : 29 September 2012

I'm posting a bit early this week, because I'm in a bit of a rush to get ready for an out-of-town genealogy conference in a couple of days. (I'm a participant, not a speaker.)
This photo shows my mother Jacqueline (right) with her sisters Jeanne d'arc (left) and Madeleine (centre), dressed in their Sunday best. I believe the picture was taken on Easter 1958 in Sarnia, Ontario.

I couldn't find a suitable sporting photo of boys in my family albums, but at least you can't see the feet of these ladies, which is one of the criteria of this week's theme.

Be sure to check out the other submissions at Sepia Saturday 145: 29 September 2012

Copyright © 2012, Yvonne Demoskoff.

26 comments:

  1. Happy conferencing, nice photo, I don't have boy photos either, 'three' could be another theme as well.

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  2. The ladies are lovely. And I agree with Dawn - "3 people" is as good an interpretation as any!

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  3. My Mom and aunts do look pretty. Thanks, Wendy!

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  4. They look like a great threesome! And one is named Jeanne d'Arc? Is that a first name?

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    1. These three sisters were very close, Peter. And, yes, the youngest one is really named Jeanne d'arc. It's French for Joan of Arc. Being bilingual, my family calls her "Jeanne d'arc" or "Joan". It depends on our mood and if we're speaking in French or in English at that moment.

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  5. Was she really Jeanne d'Arc? Three lovely ladies - footless (!) and fancy-free!

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    1. She really was Jeanne d'arc, Little Nell. Not *the* Jeanne d'arc, of course, but *our* Jeanne d'arc :-)

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  6. Three is a good theme. I was thinking "three" before the football connection was revealed.

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  7. Lovely footless photo. They all look as if they're in for a very good time.
    Nancy

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    1. My Mom and aunts were close when they were younger (they lived near other), so they enjoyed getting together when they could.

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  8. Pretty trio! Your grandparents chose great names for their daughters.

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    1. Thanks, Queen Bee. My grandparents certainly chose traditional French-Canadian names for their daughters.

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  9. Three was a good take on the theme. Hope the conference was enlightening and worthwhile!

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    1. I really enjoyed the conference, Teresa! I'd love to be able to attend more of them in Canada and in the U.S.

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  10. This is wonderful! I really like how we all find our own little mix that we see in Alan's theme photo, that's have the fun. Seeing through the eyes of other's and I never even caught the three-that's so cool! Nice pretty ladies out for the day too. I just know you'll have a great time and possibly bring back some bits and pieces to share with us!

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    1. I just posted something about my weekend away, Karen. I liked Donna Potter Phillips' style (she's from Washington, USA), while my husband liked Lisa Louise Cooke's workshops.

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  11. I love those dresses. And the three lovely sisters.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. My aunts Madeleine and Jeanne d'arc were (and are) really nice. It's too bad we rarely see them, though, because we live so far from them.

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  12. For some strange reason your picture reminded me of Rosemary Clooney song "Sisters". It took us nearly 50 years to get a picture of our 3 children together (we got married in 1958)so I can enjoy your sisters photo.

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    1. It's so funny you should say that, Bob! My Aunt Madeleine always sings that song when she and her sisters get together, lol.

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  13. Lovely photo of your mom and her sisters! Hope you have a great time at the genealogy conference.

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    1. Thanks, Jana! I did have a great time; I love learning new things about genealogy!

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  14. I had forgotten white gloves. Today we might crop a digital photo, but the pickets add charm.

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    1. Those white gloves were "de rigueur" for genteel women, weren't they? My Mom used to buy me hats and white gloves to wear for special occasions when I was a little girl.

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  15. What a fun shot. They look like ladies on sticks.

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