|Left to right: Joe Wilson, Bernard Garber, Lee Urbass Wilson, Ira Wilson, Norma Wilson Garber, Tillie Liebross Wilson|
Everyone looks so comfortable, relaxed and happy. My grandmother, with her auburn hair, is as I remember her (she died when I was only 7). Joe (we always called my grandfather just "Joe") is the same, as well. He was a doting and generous grandfather and my only grandparent with whom I really had the opportunity to grow up. He died when I was 22. And my parents and my aunt and uncle look stunningly young. So much more life to be lived!
The photo was likely taken in the late 1940s. My grandmother Tillie is wearing a large corsage; so somehow she was being honored. Joe and Tillie were married on 31 May 1917, so this would be too early to be a 50th anniversary celebration. Perhaps it was a birthday bash? Although I have no idea when her birthday actually was or when/if it was celebrated.