Posted by: bonmac | May 7, 2013

Aileen Learns to Swim 1924 and more!

To learn that my Aunt Aileen was quite the athlete in her youth has been a great discovery and I wish I knew more.  Here she is learning to swim.

The back of the photographs say “Burton, Vashon Island 1924, Aileen learning to swim.”

Aileen prepares to take a dip

Aileen prepares to take a dip

If you are familiar with water in the Puget Sound area, it is cold even in the summer.

AileenLearningtoSwim (2)

AileenLearningtoSwim

Vashon is an island in Puget Sound that is over near West Seattle.  There is a ferry boat that runs from Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth.  http://www.vashonisland.net/

This is not the only time Aileen enjoys the water.  Here she is with her father and a friend.

Aileen and a canoe

Aileen and a canoe

Aileen is posing for this picture and I really like the tie, shirt and pants.

Aileen posing for the camera

Aileen posing for the camera

In this photograph she gets adventurous and takes a dip.  Again the water is cold.

Aileen taking a dip

Aileen taking a dip

At least I know a little about where Aileen was learning to swim, but the other photos have no information written on the back to clarify.  There is also another problem, Aileen and her sister Marjorie, my mother, looked a lot a like at times and so it might be possible the last two pictures were Marjorie?

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