I took another dip in that recently discovered old Christmas card full of old photos, some more than a hundred years old. There were quite a few pictures of Dad in various stages of life. Here are some of the photos in chronological order.
Circa 1920: one summer in Portland, Maine where he'd stay with his Aunt Alice. Alice live in Montreal, but she and her husband vacationed in Maine — in their own cottage, I presume. Dig the shorts and stockings.
Circa 1925 in Montreal: Dad always had a fondness for cats. The cat-lovin gene was passed on to his son. 🙂 Stockings again.
Montreal 1941 or 1942: Mom and Dad together. It's a minor miracle to find a photo of them together like this.
Dad and Grampa, Westmount (Montreal), 1943.
Mom and Dad in Gananoque, Ontario in 1946. Cropped from a small group photo, but I wanted to focus on my parents. Dad was a minister in Gananoque at the time. Subsequently, he tended to flowers rather than souls.
Dad and AC in Gananoque, 1947. I was a few months old for what is probably my first picture. I was intrigued with something up there, maybe in the trees.
I was 15 years old when we moved from Montreal to Cooksville (now Mississauga) just outside of Toronto. Dad tended the greenhouses; this is one of several.
Also 1962: we lived in a cottage house on the nursery property. After 5 years, I went away to university and, except for a few summers, never lived here again. Mom and Dad remained for another ten years or so when the nursery was sold to become a new subdivision.
There are yet more pictures in the box, but I think it’s time to quit.