Monday, November 28, 2016

Great memories of Great Murphy

I'm behind in making a post in memory of Edna Mae Koeber Murphy, but that's not because she hasn't been on my mind. She was the last parent, grandparent, great-grandparent and great-great-grandparent of her generation. Throughout her long life, she was an inspiration (even if sometimes a little maddening) for her extraordinary energy, cheerfulness, appetite for life and ability to enjoy everything and everyone around her.  

Here's what must be one of the first pictures ever taken of her:

and one of the last:

And here's a random sampling, in no particular order, of everything in between. 

So many smiles!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Monday, November 07, 2016

Edwin and Irene's, then and now.

In the pic with our 55 Chevy there are Murphies raking leaves in the background. As always, click to enlarge.

Four Generations

I took Grandma to Acton.  She was in top form.  She and Jamie really enjoyed each other's company.  My camera had reset itself and I hadn't noticed, so I didn't get the best pictures.