Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Photo: Summer Boating

On the first two Fridays of each month, I showcase a family photo and answer the “who, what, when, where and why” of that picture. The first week’s Friday photo is taken from my side of the family and the second week’s Friday photo is chosen from my husband’s side of the family. (I got the idea for this column from Amy Coffin’s ebook The Big Genealogy Blog Book advertised on her The We Tree Genealogy Blog.)

Ann Cazakoff with her brother and her nephews at Madge Lake about 1943
Ann Cazakoff with her brother and nephews, ca 1943

Ann Cazakoff (right) with her elder brother John (at the oars) and his sons Joe (left) and Jack (centre).

My future mother-in-law Ann was photographed with her brother John and his sons Jack and Joe. The number 12 on the boat suggests that they were in a rental craft.

Ann’s nephews appear to be between 8 and 12 years old, so the photo was taken about 1943 or 1944.

My husband Michael tells me that the scenery looks like Madge Lake in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Ann lived near Pelly, while her brother John lived in Arran, both not far from Madge Lake.)

When you live in the midst of such natural beauty, what better way to spend a summer day than to go boating with a beloved brother and nephews.

My husband loves this photo, because it shows his mother Anne as a teenager (she was about 17 or 18 years old in this picture), who’s enjoying the great outdoors in her home province.

Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.

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