Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

Newton and Earl Link
date unknown
Newton and Earl Link
date unknown

Today’s Wordless Wednesday is actually two pictures and not completely wordless.  In going through all of my digital files, I found these two pictures of my great grandfather and my grandfather together.  Obviously, the pictures were taken decades apart, and I thought they made a good “Then and now” type of contrast.  The more recent of the two pictures was most likely taken in the mid to late 60’s since both Newton and Earl died in 1967.

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Wordless Wednesday – Winter Work

“Ira and Donald Washler”
(as written on the original)
date unknown

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.

Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

Newton and Earl Link
date unknown
My great grandfather and grandfather:  
     Newton Henry Link – Born 22 November 1876 in Wyandot County, Ohio
                                         Died 22 March 1967 in Allen County, Indiana
      Earl Celvester Link – Born 07 April 1901 in Wyandot County, Ohio
                                         Died 05 May 1967 in Marion County, Indiana