Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday prompt might suggest street parades (done that already), revolution (not smart enough to think outside the sepia box), Russia (not applicable), and banners. By default, “banners” it is.
In 1973, my grandmother Lucille Rucker Davis attended her 50th high school reunion.
|Lucille Rucker Davis is on the left - caught with her eyes closed.|
Of course, the class was larger than that in 1923.
|Lucille Rucker is second from the left on the back row.|
(Man standing in the back was the class sponsor
or principal, not sure.)
That was the graduating class of Shenandoah High School in Shenandoah, Virginia. Three boys – they must have been busy taking turns dating all those girls.
After graduation, Lucille was scheduled to enter nursing school. Her uncle George Eppard, a prominent doctor in Washington D.C., had secured a spot for her. However, fate took a turn.
That September, instead of driving into Washington, Lucille Rucker and Orvin Davis crossed the state line into Maryland. Hagerstown, Maryland, to be exact. Why? To get married. I wonder what her parents said about that.
Here’s a revolutionary thought: raise your banner and join the parade with others who are "Russian" over to Sepia Saturday.
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