Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos – Mom and Aunt Mary

Over the years, I’ve made attempts off and on to scan & cleanup some of the bazillion old school photographs I have stored in a bankers boxes in our upstairs hall. Earlier today I realized it’s been a while, so I thought I’d do another batch, and turn it into a Throwback Thursday post. I decided to go with the box labelled, “Mom and Aunt Mary” since they’re both (like so many of us) staying at home and I figured they might enjoy a little trip down memory lane.

To narrow it down a bit further, I decided to pick thirteen (because that makes for a nice, alliterative title), and then separated the color photos out and went with the monochrome shots. I tried not to overthink it, and just grab mainly the first ones I grabbed. I say mainly because a couple were of people and places I didn’t even recognize – that’s what happens when you have four (maternal grandmother, my parents, mine, and my husband’s) photo collections all living together. 😊

I don’t have much info on these other than the obvious (pictures of Mom and Aunt Mary…lol). The large majority of these were taken in Gloucester, Massachusetts with a couple that I believe are from a vacation somewhere in New Hampshire. I tried to clean these up a bit without making them look over-processed. I hope you enjoy!


Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
1. Some girl, Aunt Mary, and Mom – I believe on a summer vacation with Nana & Grampy Souza

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
2. Aunt Mary (young girl on the far left), Grampy Souza (tall guy, middle back), Nana Souza (back right), and Mom (standing to the right of Nana with her face hidden – looks like she’s looking at Mary Faye).

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
3. Mom, Chapel Street house side yard

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
4. Mom

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
5. Aunt Mary

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
6. Aunt Mary (right)

Thirteen Throwback Thursday Photos - Mom and Aunt Mary
7. Aunt Mary

8. Aunt Mary (left)

9. Aunt Mary (left), Mom (right)

10. Mom (left), Aunt Mary (right)

11. Mom (left) and Aunt Mary (right)

12. Living room in the Chapel Street house – Mom’s picture on the table behind some guy, and a woman on the left who looks familiar but I can’t for the life of me remember who she is. Grampy’s mother maybe…?
EDITED TO ADD – yes, Mom and Aunt Mary both said that this is Grampy’s non-English speaking mother. I also corrected that I originally said it was Mary’s picture on the table – silly me didn’t look close enough to realize it was my mother’s high school photo… oopsies, mom – sorry! 😝 😂 ❤️

13. Grampy Souza


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  1. I love it when you post old family photos! We get a little glimpse into the front rooms of other people’s lives and families. What vintage are these. 1950s, I would say. But it would be nice to date the time span. And what was the mother tongue that was lost…Souza…was it Portuguese?

    1. Yes, as my mother was born in the late 1930s, her childhood/young adult photos span the 40s and 50s. I need to make a point of mentioning that in future posts – thanks for the brain nudge.

      And yes, Souza is Portuguese and that reminds me – when I was young (and didn’t understand that Grampy was my step grandfather, not biological) I remember saying something to a teacher along the lines of, “my mother’s side of the family is Irish too- in fact, her maiden name is Souza.”

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