I’m a Big Brother! : Ivan Vannoy circa 1911

  In 1911, Donald Minor's cousin, Bedie Harrington Vannoy, had her third child out in Iowa.  The little boy was eventually named Paul, and returned with siblings Ivan and Janet to visit their grandmother, Sarah Minor Harrington McClure, and their great-grandpa, Francis Marion Minor, with whom Donald lived while his father convalesced from migraines in … Continue reading I’m a Big Brother! : Ivan Vannoy circa 1911

I’m a Big Boy: Donald Corbly Minor circa 1905

Donald was the youngest of the youngest, born in 1902 to a family of Minors that spread through the hills of Greene County, Pennsylvania.  The dark-haired toddler had a teenage sister, Helen, and cousins all busy with their high school work or farm chores or wedding plans. His father, Robert, was the youngest by ten … Continue reading I’m a Big Boy: Donald Corbly Minor circa 1905

Sing A Song for Christmas!

A Merry Christmas!  I am so pleased to find among my collection a fine example of a glittered embossed postcard by P. Sander Company.  Oh, how I wish I knew the ins and outs of scanning to capture three dimensions, for the publishers of this era worked hard to enhance their cards, simply and cheaply, … Continue reading Sing A Song for Christmas!

Family Secrets Lurking 2.0 – Wordless Wednesday

Family Secrets Lurking 1.0 Family Secrets Lurking 2.0 Serendipity Surrounds the Secret Robert and May Stephenson Minor were reported to travel extensively, and I have always presumed it was due to wanderlust and adventure. The Donald Minor Postcard Collection (1906-1910) contained examples of photo cards from Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Charleston, West Virginia and Markleton, Pennsylvania; … Continue reading Family Secrets Lurking 2.0 – Wordless Wednesday

Me and Teddy: Wordless Wednesday with Vintage Postcards

The eyes had me at first glance. Just look at those eyes.  Both sets of soul's windows invite joy and love into your day! The sender of this card, Helen Ruse, declared that this photograph was of Teddy and herself, though the only Helen Ruse I can find in 1908 Greene County, Pennsylvania is a … Continue reading Me and Teddy: Wordless Wednesday with Vintage Postcards