Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: On Grandpa's Farm in 1941

Pictured to the left are Leroy and Ada Parker's six grandchildren playing on a wagon on the family farm in Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio in 1941. Guiding the group is Tommy Parker. Behind him are his sister Joyce, cousins Lee Baumeister, Lois Parker, and Richard Parker. Little sister Sally is acting shy by the barn.

Not long after this photo was taken, the U.S. Government took over the land owned by several Perkins Township farmers, to make way for a munitions plant during the Second World War.


Joan said...

Dorene, a great picture of a time and place. Now did you ever try the wagon ride off of the barn roof? A pile of straw at the bottom and it could have been quite a ride.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Neat photo. Sad story! Thanks for sharing!!