New challenge presented as I try to do a post on an iPad this time. The other day I managed to spill my coffee onto my laptop — I needed the peppy liquid, not the electronic device — that’s a no-no. I hope to get it back in a week with repairs. Another COVID19 tragedy? No —- that one’s very much on me.
So we are looking toward the outdoors for some moments of sun and all the greenery of Minnesota is starting to emerge — thus why not go with this outdoors and in-the-grass shot of Betty (Dague) DeVoe, Matt’s maternal grandmother — holding her infant first-born child and daughter, Judy?
Betty seems a bit uncertain and wary with the pose —- a bit forced and uneasy. Give her a break though — she’s new at this baby photos thing. Betty appears to be wearing a light colored dressy outfit and her watch and wedding ring are visible.
As for Judy — she’s lasered onto the camera curiously and shows us a bewildered brow beneath her babushka. (Do I get the bonus points for some Friday alliteration? —- I mean, I liked it so much I went back and changed the title —- original was a more drab, “sit up, little baby”).
Dating is rather straight forward — Judy is likely shy of 6 months, the age when sitting up stably tends to occur — so I’ll put it around Sept 1, 1941 — which puts her at around 5 months. It’s a relatively similar time-frame to our prior post.
Location will likely never be known — Sparse on the clues — Other than an outfit that makes it seem we are not relaxing at home, but on an outing. It’s fun to guess the mystery context – a church outing, a family gathering, a day in the park to take in the end of summer, a Sunday picnic. Perhaps less than mundane, as it warranted a 1941 outdoor baby photo on this day. Here’s hoping mom and dad weren’t too stressed out about all the changes that come with the first baby.
- Does Judy carry any stories of her baby years that were passed to her from Don and Betty?