2.23.2007

Flashbacks in time . . .

Russell Wallace, grandpa's daddy, I'm guessing the very early 1900's?? Amazing picture.

The heart of Decatur . . . what is now West Main and Main Street, where the Transfer House was originally located in 1914. It is no longer there; was moved to Central Park years and years ago. The Decatur City Council is working to have it moved back to this original location.

Grandma Wallace (Shirley) as a baby girl . . . 1930's, with her baby doll.

This picture is just the neatest to me because I drive down this street almost daily. It's Monroe Street where grandma Wallace grew up. Her house is the one right above the bulldozer with vines all over the front porch. This was when they tore up the brick road, in 1941, and replaced it with cement.
Grandpa and his first car, the Ford Deluxe.

Grandma and Grandpa . . . such a nice looking couple. I think this was taken on Monroe, in front of grandma's house . . . you can see how the street is no longer brick.

The Wallace clan in the late 1960's (I think that is the right time frame??). Can you pick out everyone? Click on the picture and it should pull up in another window much larger.

Grandma and grandpa's farm in 1974.

This was at Chris's birthday in 1984. Check out Matt's socks and Skoal hat! I love it! (Sorry, Matt, I just had to throw this one in!)

Grandma and grandpa in 1992 at my Uncle Barry's wedding. Still such a beautiful couple . . .

5 comments:

Corie said...

I love the picture of your Grandparent's farm! That is awesome to have. And, your Grandparents were such a beautiful couple, I especially like the picture of them taken on Monroe Street! Priceless!

AJ said...

I love the pictures, especially the one of your grandpa's daddy! I'm so glad you stopped by, I am looking forward to seeing more beautiful pictures!

Michelle said...

Who knew you had a Russell in your family too!! :)

PSBBDesigns said...

I LOVE your blog! What an awesome thing to do. And how lucky you are to have her diary and those photos! Love, love, love it.

Beth

Linda said...

Oh this is just too good. I think this is my favorite site that I've found, and I'm not related! I'm wondering if you're talking about Decatur, IL. Your grandparents are near my parents ages (81 and 85). You have inspired me to post pictures. Thank you for this wonderful gift!