This couple is my dad's maternal grandparents, Sarah Abbie Greenfield Darnold and William Jackson Darnold. I think this is where the "shortness" in the family comes from. And some of the Irish blood. The picture was probably taken somewhere in western Iowa.
And this is my dad, his sisters and his cousin. From the left is Lanora Galentin, Florence Brewer, June, Beatrice and Harold Galentin. I think Lanora got her height from grandpa - dad was the oldest here! Lanora died of rabies at age 13, not too long after this picture was taken I think. (Interesting fact - Florence married Edwin Alfred Grenville Manton in 1936; he was one of the founders of AIG! She did pretty well for herself, I think! Both are gone, now, though. I'm sure Sir Edwin is rolling in his grave over what has been done to his company. ) This was taken in front of the house in Omaha that my grandpa built and my grandma lived in until she died in 1971.
I hope you are enjoying these pictures half as much as I enjoy telling about them. I've always loved family history. If you look at where your family has come from it's like seeing history come alive. My family pretty much started on the east coast in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania before the Revolution and have migrated west with everyone else. There are some amazing people in everyone's family and finding them is like finding a jewel.