Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday - Smith Family Christmas 1938

Wordless (Nearly) Wednesday
Smith Family Christmas 1938

[From left: Verle Thomas, LVene (Smith)Thomas, Pauline (Smith) Bower, Rita Ballard - 
in back, Willard Smith, Merle Bower, Grant Ballard; in front of them: Betty Smith, Irene Smith
Bill Smith, in front row, holding baby (Gary Hilgenberg)
Four on right, Pete Smith, Eileen (Kinnick) Smith, Maxine (Smith) and Orrin Hilgenberg

I am posting this photo, which is also from LVene's 1991 Smith book, because it relates very well to the '75 Year Ago' post next Tuesday - although this photo is 1938, and the '75 Years Ago' reference is 1936 - it is virtually all the same people, and same time of year, in the same location (the Homeplace)!  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)


  1. Bill,
    Smith...Thomas...Could we be related down the line?
    Check out my Smith and Thomas kin

  2. My, you have your families nicely organized! I am jealous... Oh, well. My Smith side, thanks to LVene's research, is small and very well known, on this side of the pond. She also researched her Thomas side, and I see no connections.
    I do appreciate the interest and the question. You are a very faithful follower, if not a cousin! ;-)