Welcome to another addition of Friday Flashbacks. Who is this striking woman, dapper gentleman and cuddly toddler? Well, my friends, that is my grandmother (Sue), grandfather (Archie) and my mother (Joan) circa 1941 or '42. I think they were visiting my great-grandparents on Archie's side. I love this photo because my grandmother is actually looking at the camera and looks so fetching in her hat. My grandfather looks rather dashing in his hat as well. I love this time period so much because people took the time to dress up, even if they were only doing errands. What would they say about the general public now? I probably don't want to know.
I wonder sometimes about the genetic connection of infertility. Is infertility hereditary? I know my grandmother struggled to get pregnant with my mom and suffered miscarriages. My mom was an only child. My mom also experienced miscarriage, a premature delivery of a baby girl five years before I was born. She only lived about 24 hours. I was an only child and have had fertility struggles as well.
Coincidence or genetics? Or both? I don't know. Either way, I love this photo.