Monday, October 20, 2008

Flad Avenue,Then

My grandparents Vivian and Roy Milton Long lived on Flad Avenue in St. Louis. An earlier post showed what the neighborhood looks like now. Here is how it was in the 1940's. The above photo is an interior shot of my parents Louise Wicker Long and Le Roy Harold Long with me as a baby. This photo and the one that follows were taken in the front room which jutted out like a tower in the outside shots.

This photo was taken the same day as the earlier one---February 1946---it was to celebrate my dad's return from the Pacific after WWII. From left to right: Hampton Adams with son Stephen, LeRoy Long with daughter Jaclyn, Robert Delaney with son Bob. My cousins and I were all born within 10 weeks of each other.

Here is a photo of my grandparents Vivian and Roy with me and my cousin Bob---we were a little older in this photo---around 12 months. This is sitting on the porch on Flad.

This is my uncle Ronald Walter Long---poor kid was just 8 years older than my cousins and I. St. Margaret of Scotland is seen in the background---Ron is standing in front of a car (I'm not sure whose car) outside their place on Flad.

And, here is my aunt, Mary Edna Long sitting on the front porch in 1946. Mary was between 16 and 17 in this photo.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

i love that photo of louise, leroy & you as a baby! i have never seen that one before! what a great photo!

and eli looks so much like you in that photo!