Several other things were in that bee and butterfly mix. I love the little flax flowers and the yarrow, which is growing in several of my beds now. I hope they all get well established. The lavender was a surprise from a few years ago. I planted it in one of the beds, but it ended up in a small flower pot. Likely moved by chipmunks or birds. It’s been wintering over just fine in that pot, but I should probably plant it.
I edited a few more of the negatives I scanned. These are 70mm negatives of my grandpa Mert, talem when he joined the Navy in 1944. He was in the Seabees and spent most of WWII stationed in the Marshall Islands (on Kwajalein Island and Ebeye Island). The first photo must have been the keeper of the bunch, because it’s the one everyone in the family has seen. The rest were outtakes that I’d never seen. They were with my great grandpa John Meineke’s negatives, so I’m assuming he was the photographer.
The last photo is flippin’ adorable.
I ended up with my both grandpa’s and my great grandpa’s negatives and slides. I started scanning grandpa’s negatives years ago, then got distracted by life. Then last month my mom sent me my great grandpa’s negatives. I ended up having to buy a new negative scanner, because the old one died. Probably for the best, because the image quality from the new one (Epson Perfection V600) is better. I’m going to go back and rescan some of over/under exposed negatives, to see if I can capture more detail.
This one of my grandparents was seriously overexposed. And at some point Piglet chomped it, which hasn’t helped (you can see the teeth marks at the top of the bottom image). Aren’t they adorable, though? I think this was probably taken on their honeymoon, so about 1946.
My mom’s cousin recently sent me some family photos, and I finally got around to scanning them. Homer Lord and Clarissa Perry are my great-great grandparents. I haven’t identified many of the people in the group photos, and they could actually be members the Perry family, not Lord.
I *think* this is what we’re looking at. I’m less sure of the boys, especially Boyd.
1. Clarissa A. Perry
2. Homer Charles Lord
3. Myrtle Lord
4. Clarice Marie Lord (my great grandmother, and check out that epic side-eye)
5. Elsie Lord
6. Leola Elizabeth Lord
7. Jay Lord (I think?)
8. Boyd John Lord (again, I think?)