a little family history
This is about 1923 or so on the back porch of my Dad’s house where he grew up. My Dad is the one on the swing (far right) holding his cap in one hand and his arm around uncle Johnny. My Aunt Mary must have been in the house in a crib. This porch was off of the kitchen. We called our grandpa Doc . I think he wanted to go by that; he was a dentist and all polish. My grandma was german and a little french.
This photo proves that the porch was a little slanted even back in the 20’s. I don’t know if it sunk a little or was meant to be that way to drain water ?
Here’s the house in Wisconsin. See the bottom back porch with the awning? That is where the previous photo was taken. This picture was taken in the late 50’s I think. See the two windows in the attic? You could see the whole neighborhood from those windows! This big old house was built in 1907, then my grandpa bought it in 1916 and it stayed in the family till 1995. I lived in this house for a few years in the 90’s while married with 2 small kids. Most of the picket fence was gone by then as well as the awnings on the windows.