Lovely Birthday Girl, then and now

Today is my mama’s birthday!   Looking through the earliest boxes of slides taken by my grandmother Lydia (my mom’s mother-in-law), I’ve been thrilled to find lots of great shots of young Jane.  Here are a couple of my favorites.  Isn’t she just the loveliest girl?!   My parents met at Southwestern University, where my dad’s next-younger sister was also a student.  Here they…

Nearly 71 years ago

I recently inherited 15 large boxes containing an estimated 23,000 slides.  Many were taken by my great-grandfather, Frank K. Stevens, but the vast majority were taken by my grandmother, Lydia Stevens Shepherd.  My plan is to work through the boxes in chronological order and share some of my favorites here as I go.   These photos were included in my grandmother’s first box but…