Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fearless Females: Bonnie (Lambertson) Wright

Bonnie (Lambertson) Wright c. 1944-45

My hair in a bun. ha! You can have this
March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?


This is a photo of my maternal grandmother, Bonnie Mae (LAMBERTSON) WRIGHT (1924-1984).  This photo was one that I was able to scan on my recent visit with my mother's cousin, Mike Walsh.  The photo was apparently sent by my grandmother to her sister, Ruby (LAMBERTSON) WALSH, thus the writing on the back saying "you can have this."  I'm so glad that it has survived all these years.


I chose this photo because it was a new find for me and it is an excellent picture of my grandmother as a young mother.  She would be approximately 20 years old when this photograph was taken.  I can really see my mother in this photo as well.


There was another photo that went along with this one of my uncle, Terry WRIGHT when he was a young boy.  Apparently he won a contest for being the "most typical boy".  The story I've been told was that during World War II when my grandfather was going from training base to base, people would faun over little Terry.  Based on his appearance in the photo, I'm basing the year around 1944 or 1945.


Terry Wright

Terry won a blue ribbon with this picture for being "the most typical boy baby" You can have this too
Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.
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