This mind blowing picture is a gift to me (to all of us) from Nancy Rae Sieling, one of John Ettline's nieces. The date
and location of the picture remain a mystery. It might have been taken in Texas in the early 1940s around the time that John and Helen got married, or at the end of World War II when John completed his service in the Army. The photo might be more recent then that. It's hard to tell. If anybody knows when and where this picture was taken I'd love to hear from you. Thanks a million, Nancy!
As you might recall it was Nancy who sent me this vintage 1950s Shady Dell menu a couple of years ago.
That's still not all! Along with the rare and wonderful picture of Helen and John in their younger days, Nancy also sent me this 8X10 glossy of the Shady Dell's snack concession behind the grandstand at the York Interstate Fair in the 1950s.
When I posted this image on the blog originally I borrowed it from the York Daily Record. Now that I have my own copy
of the photograph I was able to take it to Kinko's and have
a high def scan made.
Next, I cropped the image to fit the narrow column of the blog. The remaining center section of the picture (above) gives us a closer look at John, on the left, and Helen, whom
I believe is the second woman to the right of John. Anybody know the other people in the picture?
Thank you again, Nancy Rae Sieling, for coming through for your Dell rat family! The rare pictures and artifacts that you
sent us are treasures and we proudly add them to our growing collection of Shady Dell memorabilia!
displayed and paged through one of her birthday presents.
and family members from coast to coast threw a party
worthy of a centenarian. The birthday bash took place at
Margaret's home the weekend before her birthday
which fell on Wednesday the 18th.
her sisters as teenagers," wrote Kathleen.
"I decorated the divider between the kitchen and
dining room with small white lights, fern, pink roses,
fuchsia daisies and pink star-gazer lilies."
for sharing these golden moments from your
mother Margaret's 100th birthday celebration!
Coming May 21st, 2012
43 years in the making...
a blog series of Epic proportions...
up close and personal...
Have a Shady day!