52 Photos Week 38: Celebration

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Time for the next 52 Photos challenge!

52 Photos and 52 Ancestors sharing bacgesThis week's theme:

CELEBRATION

To participate, simply:

  1. reply below, and
  2. add a photo that fits the theme to this week's free-space gallery.

If you use a social network (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) please share the photo there as well, using #52photos and #wikitree. This can be a great way to involve more family members. If you use a blog, include a link to your blog post in your answer below so we can all read it.

Members who participate every week can earn challenge badges. Click here for more info. If this is your first time participating and you don't have the participation badge, or if you pass a milestone (13 in 13, 26 in 26, 52 in 52) please post here.

For help with how to add photos, see here.

in The Tree House by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
Clicking the tag and page for this challenge and uploading isn't the actual place one uploads??? Two weeks in a row- the photos aren't here? Still trying to figure out the site and take part. They were uploaded, but now??? They seem to be somewhere in the digital world?? Help please.
Thank-you Guess it just took a bit to display. Have a great evening!

28 Answers

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In Valencia (Spain) eating a paella has always been a good way to celebrate. I do not know what was the reason for the celebration this time, but the paella was not missing and it's in the center of the photo.

The second woman on the left, with a white jug in her hand is my grandmother, Margarita Hernández Díez. The woman sitting with her son on the right,  is her sister Elvira, who died shortly after.

by Margarita López Gila G2G6 Mach 1 (17.2k points)
I’d love to know what they’re eating. That’s a huge serving! As always, a great photo, Margarita.
One of my favourite dishes! Wonderful photo, Margarita.
Gorgeous photo margarita
Wonderful photo! Thank you for sharing it.
They are eating a paella, the best known Valencian dish. It is usually made of rice, vegetables, chicken and rabbit.
I have never had paella, though I have heard it's really good. Do you have a good recipe for it?
What a great photo!  And nothing beats home-cooked paella!

Alison, you should come to Valencia to eat a good Paella :) 

I have not found a good recipe for paella in English, but on this page you can find information that will help you.

http://wikipaella.org/que-es.html

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This is a photo taken Sep 1944 of my father and my grand aunt Nora Long at the big celebration in Kansas, "Wichita Rodeo Days".

by Alexis Nelson G2G6 Pilot (346k points)
What a happy photo, Alexis!
Thank you Pip, Nora had been a vaudeville dancer, and she was the most fun person in my family. I loved being with her!
I was just going to write the same thing, Pip, when I read your comment! Thanks, Alexis.
Alexis what a wonderful photo they both look so happy thank You for sharing this wonderful photo
I agree with all of the others. Wonderful!! Thank you!
Thank you, Laurie, Susan and Robin.
Alexis, you always have such wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Cheryl for your sweet comment.
+13 votes

My parents, Alice and Vic Hills celebrating their Ruby Wedding on November 1, 1982

by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 9 (90.0k points)
Vic has a rather mischievous look. Love the old piano in the background. Is it still around?
Fun photo. The silver border on the cake is interesting. Is that a pan or frosting?
your parents Christine look adorable thank You for sharing
The piano was a wedding present to my maternal grandparents in 1914, a cottage piano so smaller than the standard size.  When my mother died 13 years ago I was told it probably wouldn't stand the journey to Dublin where I live so I gave it to one of my cousins who was able to transport it to his home in Essex, England, not too far from my parents' home in Norwich.
The silver border was just a cake frieze
Thank you Susan and I agree with Pip about Vic's mischievous look, a typical expression, he was full of fun.
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My beloved grandparents, Reamer and Ralph Underwood on the way to celebrate his 90th birthday with family and friends.

The home behind them was built by my grandmother’s father with assistance from my grandfather’s father, the men being 1st cousins once removed.

by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.1m points)
Ralph's 90th? Wow! I never would have guessed.
Wow Pip your grandparents are adorable thank You for sharing

And they most be so proud standing in front of the house Your granddad build
Pip, your grandparents are certainly a lovely couple, and thank you for sharing the story of their home. It looks beautifully built.
Pip, I love the picture of your grandparents. They are so cute. And that really IS a family home.

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing, my friend.
And it’s still here, Cheryl, 118 years old in December.
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On June 22, 1897 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated in Canada and other Commonwealth countries. My great-grandparents were invited to a party at Government House in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

by Laurie Cruthers G2G6 Pilot (141k points)
I guess strictly speaking this isn't a photo, but it's all I could find!
this is wonderful Laurie thank You for sharing this
Still cool, and it does fit the theme. What a keepsake!
Thanks!
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Photo week 38 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Svane-8

Poul my husbands gg granddad Julius Svane the high one in the back with the hat they are celebrating His company where he work.with a party

The photo are from Dragør Copenhagen Denmark 

by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
edited by Susan Laursen
Susan, you have so many great pictures. Thank you for sharing this one and the story that goes with it.
Thank You Robin for always being so sweet you are a star
Oh, Susan, how I wish I had a collection of photos like you do. Another great one!
Ah pip my friend you really are sweet I have seen many photos you have share thank You for your kindness
He definitely stands out in a crowd! Wonderful pic.
Thank You Laurie yes he is number from left in the back
Susan, I love all of your pictures. Finally you share one with your beloved Poul in it.

Thank you.

Thank You my sweet Cheryl it is not Poul on the photo 

It is his gggranddad 

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Svane-8

Julius Svane sorry I an se I did not write his name but I have now

Susan, that is funny - I thought it was too old of a picture to be Poul. I don't know what I was thinking.  Forgive me, my friend. Love you
Don’t worry I did smile there is nothing to forgive
+11 votes

Here is my grandfather, Peter Stoner. He taught math and astronomy at Pasadena City College (PCC) (Pasadena, California, USA), from about 1912 (when it was still Pasadena High School) until he retired in the 1950's. He was also the head of the mathematics and physical sciences departments. (Photo from yearbook.)

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My grandfather was involved in the building of the observatory at PCC. Here it is in progress.

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Here is a photo that my grandfather took of Albert Einstein at the celebration to dedicate the newly built observatory at Pasadena City College in Feb. 1931.

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A pamphlet on the history of Pasadena City College says this about the event:

"Pasadena Junior College hosted many well­-known speakers. Albert Einstein was enthusiastically welcomed by some 8,000 people, including students from the city schools and the Junior College, when he appeared to dedicate the astronomy observatory in February 1931. Dr. Einstein spoke in German, so a translation of his speech was read by the principal. Despite this difficulty, the usually shy and unassuming physicist seemed to have no trouble
relating to the students and residents of Pasadena."

by Alison Gardner G2G6 Mach 6 (63.3k points)
What wonderful visual mementos! Thank you for sharing!
+11 votes

My Uncle John Allison Rammel and Aunt Lillian Hellgren were married.

The celebration was great as he was home from the US Army in 1944.  The union took place in Assumption, IL.

He was in the Army during WWII and came home for the celebration of his wedding

There are several generation in the photo.  I am the youngest.  My Uncle Chet May was holding me

by Bill Sims G2G6 Pilot (101k points)
edited by Bill Sims
Thank You Bill for sharing this wonderful photo
+11 votes

My mom's grandparents at her parents' wedding, June 2, 1950.

by K. Anonymous G2G6 Pilot (126k points)
+9 votes
I need some help. I have tried 4 times to upload a photo for the Celebrations prompt, BUT it keeps showing up upside down and there is no way (on wikitree) to turn it around.

When I received the original file of photos they were all upside down so I corrected them them all to be right side up and saved them with new names.

SO WHY are they still showing as upside down when I upload them to Wikitree and how can I fix this? This is very frustrating!!  Thanks.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (886k points)
I have no idea on that. You could put them on, and we could look at them while standing on our heads.
LOL  Thanks for the Giggles Allison!!
Robynne, I would expect editing them and saving - especially with a new name - would fix the problem.  Since it didn't, I have an idea - try opening one that looks right side up in your computer, rotate it to upside down, and save that - maybe if your computer is turning it upside down on save, then the upside down one will be right side up when you upload it.

If all else fails and you want, send me a PM and I'll reply so you'll have my email address, then send the upside down files to me and I'll see if I can get them to right side up and send them back to you.
I just had another idea.  When you have the picture right side up in your computer, select it all and copy, then open a new picture window and paste it.  Save that and I'm willing to bet it will be ok.

Robynne, I would expect editing them and saving - especially with a new name - would fix the problem.  Since it didn't, I have an idea - try opening one that looks right side up in your computer, rotate it to upside down, and save that - maybe if your computer is turning it upside down on save, then the upside down one will be right side up when you upload it.

Don't ask me how or why Gaile - but this actually worked. I uploaded a photo that was upside down - and it now shows as the right way up!!

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My Uncle Eric and his 3 daughters celebrating his 100th Birthday in May 2019

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My Uncle Eric celebrated his 100th Birthday in May 2019. So the extended family got together for a celebration. Sadly Eric died just 2 weeks later. In this photo he is surrounded by his 3 daughters. His grandchildren are the children in the 1984 cousins photo I used for week 30 - FYI.

https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/52_Photos_Week_30_Cousins-1

Beautiful!
How exciting to be celebrating 100 years of life. Thank you for sharing, my friend.
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I don't know for sure, but I suspect, that this is a celebration of my grandparents' marriage.

The woman on the right is Maud Bagley, my grandmother's mother. The woman on the far left is Evaline Palmer, my grandfather's mother. So it's a photo of my mom's two grandmothers.  

My mom tells me that Maud and Evaline didn't really know each other very well, so my best guess is that they're together here celebrating their kids.

I'm not sure who the woman in the middle is, but she looks like she's having fun too. 

by Jessica Hammond G2G6 Mach 3 (31.6k points)
what a treasure of a photo really amazing
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My great great grandma Ellen White and her second husband attended the Oregon State Fair in 1907 and sent this postcard to my great grandma Josie.

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (190k points)
Caryl, thank you for sharing this wonderful 112 year old postcard photo with so much information on it.
Wow Caryl what a delightful photo of your grandmother and her second husband thank You for sharing this wonderful photo
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This is difficult because the celebrations I would most like to show don't have photographs existing of them: the Eastman-Rowley Picnics we had in Recreation Park as I described in 52-Ancestors Week 38 and a similar gathering at my father's mother's house for Christmas Eve every year from as early as I can remember to when I married and left home. I have no photos from either of them.  Just the pictures in my mind.

What I did find was a photo of a casual photo of an Eastman reunion in 1994 at my Uncle Lynn Rowley Eastman's home in California. I'm not certain, but I believe that the only person shown still living is myself.

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by Judy Bramlage G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
edited by Judy Bramlage
+8 votes

This is a photo of the Bicentennial Bonfire at Alva Beach at Ayr in Queensland, which was one of many bonfires, set alight across the country on the 18th of June 1988 to Celebrate the Bi-Centenary of Australia in 1988.

by David Urquhart G2G6 Pilot (151k points)
+10 votes

In 2018, it was depressing to be celebrating my 75th birthday in a hospital 800 miles from home, where my husband had a quadruple bypass plus aneurism repair 2 weeks earlier (he had a cardiac arrest 3 months earlier, then when he was stabilized enough to take a med-flight, we went to the Cleveland Clinic for the life saving surgery).

My son - in California - arranged a surprise. This guy showed up with a stunning flower arrangement and started singing.  All the nurses came in and brought a birthday cake.  I was terrified that he was going to start taking his clothes off, but thankfully that didn't happen!

by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (838k points)
Gaile, what a great photo! We are so fortunate to have the life saving medical procedures that our ancestors did not have.
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My celebration is that Ellen is the oldest daughter of her family and they got married after my mother got married in the same year which was 1957 as my mom who got married March 15 and Ellen then got married in May and then their youngest brother got married the same year also to my mom best friend in High School and they graduated together what is also funny is that her friends birthday is the same month and was born the same year so they are the same age. My mom is the only one still married since her youngest brother has died and her older sister has died too. My aunts name is Ellen Deborah (Leonard) Sapp and her husband is called Charles Monroe Sapp. Their profiles are https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Leonard-5592 and https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Sapp-483

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by Anonymous Barnett G2G6 Pilot (465k points)
+9 votes

I'm not sure who these cuties are, but I found them in an album compiled by my great aunt Hilda (Johnson) Horn. This side of the family lived in Alaska, and Hilda's father immigrated from Pajala, Sweden, while her mother immigrated from Finland. Most of the men in the family worked as miners and were involved in the Fairbanks Exploration Company. 

by Erin Johnson G2G6 Mach 1 (13.4k points)
Twin cakes for the twins!
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The family of my great-grandmother Ingrid (Helgren) Herling had to come to America in waves because they did not have enough money to come togther.  Great-great-grandfather came to America, worked, and then sent money back to Sweden for the rest of the family to come.  Once the rest of the family arrived, they all posed together for this photo in Minnosota in 1892 - it was quite the celebration that the family was together.

by SJ Baty G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
edited by SJ Baty
what a delightful photo SJ of your Great grandmother coming to America most have been a very new live to live from Sweden

Thank You for sharing
SJ, what a wonderful event to celebrate. They are a beautiful looking family.

Thank you for sharing.
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Big Man on Campus

My grandfather, Gordon Wilson, is in the car to the right wearing the ten gallon hat. He was a member of the University of Oregon Ducks football team. This photo was taken in 1924 and I believe it was after a successful game.

by Jennifer Wilson-Pines G2G6 (8.0k points)
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Big Man on Campus

My grandfather, Gordon Wilson, is in the car to the right wearing the ten gallon hat. He was a member of the University of Oregon Ducks football team. This photo was taken in 1924 and I believe it was after a successful game.

https://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Wilson-15261-2

by Jennifer Wilson-Pines G2G6 (8.0k points)

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