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.