I found an e-mail address and wrote to him and asked him if he knew for sure that the girl was Josie, because I wanted to document it for genealogy. He wrote back, and said that by some strange coincidence, he had run into my mother and my aunt - they went and looked at the picture, and my mother verified that it was not my grandmother! He had many pictures that were unidentified, so they told him who some of the people were, and said they would check around with people they knew from that area and see if anyone knew any of the people in the unidentified photos. He told me that he had an 8th grade graduation picture with my grandmother in it, and said he would send me a copy - I was so delighted to have it! When doing genealogy work of any kind, it's so important to have pictures and documents verified - so this was wonderful, and this is really, my grandmother!
(my grandmother is the third girl from the left - Josie)
It's strange the way that things work out! I had promised myself that I would do more genealogy work - I knew it would be hard, because I'm not very good at it, but, as always . . . we get help from above.
I love this little valentine - Makes me wish for summer!
Valentine image from "Graphics Fairy"
Warm thoughts and Blessings,