Before I move on with my search for Joseph’s missing sibling Marie-Anne…
Putting a date on a picture is another of my obsessions…
Nine children having their picture taken on a porch in Ste-Thérèse-de-Blainville in 1939, a picture shared by a distant cousin I met only once.
Nine stories… most of them very sad. So much so it will never be told on a blog. One child is my father, five others are his siblings.
Each child on this picture would have his or her story to tell. Six of them were descendants of this old man I never knew had existed before I started looking for my ancestors in 2007.
Stanislas Lagacé II
This old man is also seen here on this group picture.
My great-grandfather Dennis Lagasse II (Stanislas Lagacé II) is easy to spot so is his son Dennis Lagassee III.
I can’t remember who had shared this group picture with me. So many people have shared so many pictures since 2010 that sometimes I lose track.
I know it was not Alyce whose grandfather was Idala Lagasse…
who married Olivine…
after his first wife Albina Quintin had died from general septicemia.
It was not the person who had shared the first group picture with me in 2009 but who had stopped sharing…
But that’s okay, I can live with that.
I know it was not Dennis Lagasse IV who has shared more than 100 old pictures and still enjoys reading Our Ancestors.
I think it might be Michael who found his birth mother after all these years of searching.
Alyce knows all about this search since she was our go-between in 2010.
Your secrets are always safe with me, so feel free to share old pictures and stories because you never know what you can find.
I just remembered now who sent this picture.
Michael did with this one.
Dennis III, Dennis II and an unknown man
I’m so glad he did.