Posted by: bonmac | March 12, 2013

A very serious Little Girl.

It is so strange for me to look at these photographs and see a very serious Aileen, my mother’s sister, my aunt and the daughter of Robert and Ethel Boardman.

My memories are of a lady who was small in stature but strong in spirit, outgoing, generous and with a great sense of humor, a wonderful laugh and much the lady.  She loved beautiful dishes, glassware, rich colors and antiques.  She lived high on a hill above Puget Sound in West Seattle and her furniture was covered in material that seemed like velvet.  She had a collie dog names “Pal, and a cat named “Twinkle Toes.” Aileen and my mother, Marjorie, were good friends all their lives.

I love these photographs and treasure them.  I can only guess at the location and possible time frame of these photos.  Aileen was born 23 May 1907 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The family migrated to Vancouver B.C. about 1910 and then to West Seattle by 1917.

Probably Taken in Vancouver B.C.

Probably Taken in Vancouver B.C.

Aileen dress with a cap

Aileen dress with a cap

Aileen is the one in the white dress.  Do not know others

Aileen is the one in the middle with the white dress. Do not know others.  Aileen in pigtails, love it!

Aileen is on the left, do not know the other children

Aileen is on the left, do not know the other children

Aileen on the left, other children unknown

Aileen on the left, other children unknown

Aileen is the girl with the bow and the other child might be my mother Marjorie

Aileen is the girl with the bow and the other child might be my mother Marjorie or baby brother Boardie

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