Posted by: bonmac | June 4, 2013

Marjorie is growing up!

Marjorie, Aileen’s younger sister, was busy growing up and following close behind her older sister.  Aileen was about 4 years older than Marjorie.  I have shared pictures of my mother Marjorie in past posts.  If you want to view them use the search box on the right of this blog and just put in her name “Marjorie.”

My husband had a conference up in Vancouver, British Columbia and he arranged for us to have dinner on top of Grouse Mountain (2006).  As I sat there enjoying my meal and was looking out over Vancouver, I pondered what the adventure had been like for my mother to travel from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington.  According to her immigration papers she arrived on the SS Princess Victoria.  She would have been about 6 or maybe 7 years old at the time.  I don’t recall if I ever asked her about her experience.  Go and ask your parents about their lives, now!

Here is a series of photographs of my mother as she was growing up.

Sisters dressed very fancy in this photograph.

Aileen and Marje sometime in the 1900 teen years 1910-1920.

Aileen and Marje sometime in the 1900 teen years 1910-1920.

This photograph is so fragile that I had to piece it together to scan it.

Marjorie as a young girl

Marjorie as a young girl

Here Marjorie is with her mother Ethel.  They were sitting on a park bench and on some outing.

Marjorie with her mother Ethel Brown Boardman

Marjorie with her mother Ethel Brown Boardman

Here they are on the porch of the house in Vancouver, B.C.

Marjorie and Ethel on the porch

Marjorie and Ethel on the porch

Grandmother Ethel seems to like to dress them with these large bows in their hair.

Marge, Ethel and a doggie

Marge, Ethel and a doggie

Marje with bow and newspaper

Marje with bow and newspaper

Here is a more formal photograph of Marjorie and she is so serious.  I love this photograph because of her intensity.

Marjorie poses

Marjorie poses

This next photograph was taken in the 1924 family reunion in Pasadena.  I have cropped it to show Marjorie a little closer up.  We see that she is still very serious.   She is next to her brother Robert (Uncle Boardie) and her mother Ethel who is on the right.

Cropped photo of Marjorie in 1924

Cropped photo of Marjorie in 1924

I have featured this next photograph before but I thought it would be nice to show you one with  have her smiling.  I believe this is on the beach in Southern California about 1924.

Marjorie with her family about 1924 on the beach

Marjorie with her family about 1924 on the beach

Ethel is standing in the back.  On the left is Charlotte McMurray Boardman, Aileen is in the fore front, Marjorie is right in the middle and Robert Boardman.  We have three generations in this picture.

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