It’s an extra day, have fun!
A little tribute to vintage movie theater marquees as we prepare for Oscars Night!
Hooray For Hollywood,
Recently, I came across this tiny photograph in a timeworn envelope labeled “Joan – Family & Friends.” Capturing a happy gathering and noted on the back in pencil with only the year 1923, I decided to do a little sleuthing.
The Cody Gals
My great grandparents, Ellen Sarah and Richard William Cody, had 11 children (5 boys and 6 girls). One daughter, Annie, born in 1900, died at age 12. Pictured above are the remaining 5 daughters.
From the Left:
My Grandmother Emily
My Great Auntie Minnie
My Great Auntie Emma
My Great Auntie Victoria (Dollie!) she looks like a Dollie!
My Great Auntie Alice (only 17 in this photo and the one I got to know the best.)
Now, how about that little baby girl?
The ladies in the photo are not wearing coats on that London day making it sometime in the Spring or early Summer…
The baby looks to be about 4 months old…
She is dressed in a long white garment…
She is next to Emily and being held by Minnie…
Sherlock-Style has deduced that the baby is my mom, Joanie, born in February 1923. The gathering was for her Christening. And her Auntie Minnie was her Godmother.
…making this the earliest photo memory I have of Joanie Crown Stegemoen, my mom.
Thanks ever so much to my cousin, Pam, for her help with this.
On the occasion of her birthday…
Ellen Crown Allen
February 11, 1916 – October 27, 1998
“Mind how you go!”
Your loving niece,
Currently, Starr Style is grinning, giggling and guffawing her way through Tina Fey’s book, Bossy Pants. In one chapter, she details her 12 Tenets of Looking Amazing Forever. I would add just one more to the list.
13) Never Leave Home Without Your Movie Star Ankle
Yes, it looks painful, I know, but it’s totally worth it!
A MSA GALLERY
Just a few more days before the Oscars, so start practicing now,
Recently, Starr Style spent a very colorful hour down at the Sweet Auburn Farmer’s Market. This Atlanta Landmark is famous for offering up a wide array of fresh from the (local) farm goodness!
“Plant a turnip.”
“Get a turnip.”
“Maybe you’ll get two.”
“That’s why I love vegetables;”
“You know that they’ll come through!”
From – The Fantastiks
“Call Any Vegetable” – Frank Zappa
“It couldn’t please me more”
“Than the gift I see;”
“A pineapple for me.”
From – Cabaret
“Life is merry,
If it’s very
Stylin’ with Produce,