52 Photos Week 30: Friends

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in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)

The man standing on the right end of the back row is a friend of the family of James Ross Bird, seated in front of him. If I ever find the time, I will see if the friend's name is specified on the photo.

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My Grandfather, Harold "Hal" Knott Rammel (1892-1930), really enjoyed all kinds of animals ... he believed them to be very loyal "Friends".

Below is a photo of him when the circus came to Escanaba, Delta, Michigan ... it gave him the opportunity to explore new friendships?

by Bill Sims G2G6 Pilot (120k points)
selected by J Smith

I just noticed that I had used the photos earlier ... so am adding one.

Bill, thank you for sharing your interesting photos.
Wow!  Very interesting photos.
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In the front row at A Day at the Races 1932

Friends and family of Johnny Raymer  at the Trabrennbahn Krieau in Vienna, Austria for the Ã–sterreichisches Traber-Derby 1932. Johhny was crowned the 1932 Austrian racing champion.

by Ron Raymer G2G6 Mach 4 (49.7k points)
Ron thank you for sharing your fabulous photo. This is one of those unique photos where it would be so fun to have been a part of it.
Thanks Alexis. I have many photos from that day. It must have been fun.
Fantastic photo thank you for sharing
Everyone always says how fun the races are but I've never been.
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This is a photo taken about  1905 of my grandmother Pearl McCleery, lower right, and her three best friends. It is in her Illinois scrapbook. It is not the scrapbook they are looking at, so this must be her friend's scrapbook. I know that the two friends in back are sisters, and both of them on the right are named Pearl.

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (658k points)
Great photo.
Thank you for your comment Ron.
Alexis gorgeous photo of your grandmother and her friends, they all look adorable

Thank you for sharing
Thank you Susan for your sweet comment.
I love this photo, Alexis.  All four women are so beautifully dressed and coiffed.  They almost look like quads, with their matching "spectacles". Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you Robin. Last year Week 16 Friendship, I shared a similar photo of the four of them, but this is my favorite of the two photos.
Wow!  They look like SISTERS.

It almost looks like a copy of the same woman four times! laugh Really nice photo!

Thank you SJ for your comment. My grandmother really missed these friends when she moved to Oklahoma.
Maria thank you, my grandmother would love your comment.
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My maternal grandmother Herta Martha Auguste Grabow with her best friend - a long-haired dachshund. After her husband was killed-in-action in 1944 she always had a long-haired dachshund until her death in 1984.

by Dieter Lewerenz G2G Astronaut (2.5m points)
edited by Dieter Lewerenz
Dieter, I can't see your photo.
Hallo SJ, I can see it on my PC, laptop and I-Pad. I cannot find a mistake. Has somebody else an idea what could be wrong??
It may be that the photo you're sharing is from a site that requires a password.  If you're logged in you can see it but no one else can.  Where is the photo; can you pust the URL?
I put the photo as image on the page of my grandmother:


I try to make it visable.
I copied the link again and saved it again. Can you see it now SJ?
No, and now I see why.  The photo privacy level is set to private.
Thanks, I switched it to public.
Now I see it!  What a cute photo!  Thanks for sharing!
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I inherited many pictures of my grandfather, Lincoln, and his best friend, Leslie from the time they were small boys to teenager-hood.  I believe Leslie was the friend that lost an ear sledding down a hill when he didn't duck low enough for the barbed wire, needless to say Grandpa had lots of stories about him.

by Jennifer Gonnuscio G2G6 Mach 3 (30.8k points)
Little entrepreneurs!
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To whom it may concern, My wife Kathleen Thompson-11921 has now, succeeded in uploading pictures and documents to various profiles.......the profile Linke-200 that she manages, for cousin Frank Jr., would like to upload a photo to "52_Photos"...... so far we've read instructions and both tried but not succeeded, yet, ......all help appreciated.    Jack
by John Thompson G2G6 Pilot (258k points)

Hi John, try these instructions:

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Thanks S J.......will keep at it.   Jack
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My Mom and her two best friends.  They have remained best friends all these years until the death of one friend a few years ago.  My Mom and her other friend are still very close to this day.

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
What a lovely photo!
SJ thank you for sharing your wonderful photo. It brings back so many memories. The great fun I had in my childhood was going to Cookieland, a camp bought with our cookie money.
Thank you for sharing this photo, SJ.  I, like, Alexis, have many fond memories of being a Brownie and Girl Scout, and this photos brings back those memories.
Gorgeous photo SJ thank you for sharing
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My Aunt Mary (front right) with friends and collegues from Woolwich Arsnal 1915.

by Christine Frost G2G6 Pilot (132k points)
Thank you Christine for sharing such a great photo; your Aunt Mary is adorable.
I had never heard of Woolrich Arsenal, so looked it up. Oh my! What did Aunt Mary do there, do you know?
Thank you both for your comments.

Many women in London volunteered to work at Woolwich Arsenal during WWI It was their war effort, making ammunition for the troops, I think a lot of the work was filling shells, but they did various jobs; they mostly worked in an assembly line like any factory. It freed up the men to join the armed forces.
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Here's my natural mother Lois Elaine Laurin (on left) with her childhood friend Patty:

And here's Lois with a Bruce and a cat:

And Lois on the left with her friend Louise Crespie, sitting outside their fort that they made, until a "tramp" moved in:


by Keith Cook G2G6 Mach 4 (41.2k points)
Very nice photos!
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The first photo was taken in the cottaging area of Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada at The Bluffs. In the photo are my mother Barb, her two sisters Nancy and Cathy and my uncle Bob along with a few summer time friends.

The second photo is of my great-grandfather, Alexander (Alec) and his best friend, Redman of Crowfields Kennels (Red). I'm not 100% sure of the date of the photo.

by Carla Sheedy G2G2 (2.9k points)
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My grandma, her mom, Helen, and her brother, Don.  She and her mother were best friends; the pattern was duplicated through the generations.

by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
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My great grandfather Auguste Oliger, known to be the friend and healer of horses, in Schorbach, Moselle, France. heart

by Isabelle Huth G2G6 Mach 1 (12.8k points)
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52 Photos Week 30: Friends


For some reason the color is not the best in this picture, but what is - is the friends.

I am on the left side of the bench, Cathy is in red and Paula is in the turquoise jacket.  This was taken in 2014, just prior to our 45th class reunion.

At this time we had been friends for 57 years. Can that be possible? Well, we met when we were 6 years old, and have been best friends ever since. Even though Cathy moved away from us, we still communicate with each other almost every day, and when we get together, it is like we have never been apart.

Paula and Cathy are really my life-long friends.

by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)

And if you add everything together, you now know that I am 69 years old. lol heart

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Two of the three friends here later married brothers (not their own of course) - https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Goodwin-3114-6.

by Living D G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
edited by Living D
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These are friends of my Grandfather, Albert J Whittingham, from WWII. I find it funny, because they are in their Navy uniforms while sitting on horses (on land). laugh

Missy smiley

by Missy Berryann G2G6 Pilot (180k points)

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