|“Ira and Donald Washler”
(as written on the original)
I love this picture just because it shows what life was like for my grandfather’s generation during the winters – hard work just to bring in the wood needed to keep warm when snow was covering everything.
The picture does need a little explanation…the writing on the back of this picture identifies the individuals as “Ira and Donald Washler” which I can confirm is at least partially true. The man on the right is most definitely my grandfather, Donald A. Washler. However, there was no “Ira Washler” as far as I have been able to find. My best guess at this point is that the other man in the picture is actually Donald’s brother-in-law, Ira Reinhart. Ira married Donald’s sister, Stella.
I have a few requests out to family members to see if my hunch on this picture is correct.