Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stanley & Mary in Wyoming

I love this photograph of my husband's grandparents. It was new to both of us when we saw it in Grandma Bonnel's album. Mary Whitaker moved to Wyoming after high school and taught school on the Wind River Indian Reservation outside Lander. She met Stanley Clark there. This photo from the early 1920s was most likely taken in Fremont County, either at the school or at one of the Clark family homes. There were lots of them. Stanley's mother called her children The Wild Bunch. 

That grin of Stanley's was perpetual. If you see a bit of mischief there, that was perpetual, as well.

6 comments:

  1. Another winner of a photograph! What a life they must have led - and how lovely you two have this early photo.

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  2. I love the way she's looking at him. And he looks as though he may be up to something, does he not?

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  3. I hope they had a happy life together. He looks like his smile is more a grimace in this photo.

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    1. They did not stay married, but each found happiness in their second marriages.

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  4. What a great photo!

    I'm sorry to hear that they were not married to each other for the rest of their lives, but it seems they were in love when the photo was taken.

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