Tuesday, December 09, 2008

My Genealogical Stocking Stuffer

Source: Robbins, Miriam at The Salvation Army Metlakatla Corps, Metlakatla, Alaska. Photograph. December 1968. Original privately held by Bryan Robbins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Colville, Washington. 2008.

This photo, shot by my dad, was used for my parents' 1968 photo Christmas card while they were officers (pastors) in a small corps (Salvation Army church) in a Native American village in Southeast Alaska. Dad recently e-mailed this scan, along with some ancestral photos I was very happy to receive, and I'd like to stuff this into the Christmas stocking of my children, so that they can see that I, too, was once a little child.

Written for the 8th Edition of the "I Smile for the Camera" Carnival.


Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

You were certainly a cutie! I did a double take when I saw this - my Liz looked just like you when she was just over a year old!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

What a keepsake for sure! I just love the little outfit you are wearing! You certainly started developing your musical talents very early in life! A great holiday stocking stuffer for your children.

Charles said...

Miriam It is a cute photo of you. Did you learn to play the drum then?

Donna Hague Wendt said...

What a wonderful photo to open the door to an interesting Christmas season with your family. My great-aunts were in the Salvation Army in Los Angeles - maybe in the 1920's and wore distinctive uniforms. Thanks for sharing! Donna Hague Wendt