13 January 2010

8 we are family

there's been a big family pride renaissance in The Family as of late. first, i assembled the family forward, prompting the paint-by-numbers to go back up on the wall. then my mum published a keepsake recipe collection. and now my father is digitally archiving the family photo albums.

it was this project that led to the discovery of a photograph of the man who begat betsy vaught, who begat william baldwin, who begat david martin, who begat earl martin, who begat jessie martin, who begat grandma ruth, who begat my father, who begat me. the great, ghostily dashing jonathan vaught. who, by all appearances, himself was begat by an illicit somewhere in time-style love affair between cotton mather and sojourner truth.

now we know where i get my good looks.

8 comments:

Meggie said...

He kinda looks like the evil guy in Ghostbusters II.

And his head fading out is creeping me out.

oline said...

as my mum kindly pointed out, caroline, if you had to stand still for 45 minutes to have your picture taken, you would look a little stunned and lightheaded too.

Meggie said...

He's sitting. Surely you can sit for 45 minutes without looking stunned and lightheaded. I know we've got the old photos and they don't look stunned or lightheaded. They just look very German. LOL.

oline said...

this dude was probably a puritan though. and they tended to look stunned as a rule.

how does one look german?

Post Patterns said...

very carefully?

Les Savy Ferd said...

sorry for the post from my alter-ego. I forgot to sign out of my dorky blog that wouldn't interest anyone who comments here at all (no, seriously so don't ask).

Meggie said...

How do you look German? You look very strict and regimented--ready to start a World War at a moment's notice.

oline said...

well, dougo, that secret lasted about a minute.

and bravo. an excellent summation of germanitude, meggie darling.