More family clones

posted Jun 13, 2014, 5:58 PM by Beryl Reid   [ updated Jun 13, 2014, 6:09 PM ]
When my aunt Nellie gave me the amazing photo of Drusilla McKee, she also gave me an old photo of my grandmother, Drue McKinney at the age of 15 or 16. I had never seen her in a photo as a teenager, only as a baby or older adult. This was one of the fuzzy "postcard" photos that were popular in the early part of the century. It was taken in 1926, when she came to live with her grandmother McKinney.

What is so striking about the photo is how much she looks like my younger sister, Melinda in the photo. Even my sister agrees that it is her face on the photo. Photo on the left is my grandmother at 15, photo on right is Melinda at about 8.

Nellie and Melba Shipman
In this photo pair, the image on the right is my mother (and of course, Melinda's mother at about the same age of 8. Pretty strong genes I think! ( girl on left is my aunt Nellie at about 10)