Grandma Elizabeth.

I got a cool lil package in the mail the other day from my Aunt Susan (on my Dad's side). She's a family history buff and I had asked her over the holidays to send me some things when she had a chance. I'm trying to collect stories and pictures on both sides of the family - not sure what I'm going to do with them, but it seems important that they don't get lost.

She hooked me up with over 400 images from the Sugiura/Penrose side of the family. Check out a few of my favs below. Most are of my Grandma Elizabeth, whom I never met. She died in 1978 - four years before I was born. She's also who my sister is named after. I've always wondering what it would have been like to have Grandma Elizabeth around. She's a bit of a mystery to me……though these photos are a bit of a glimpse into her life. Pretty darn cool if you ask me!

My Grandma's autograph book signed by my Grandfather before they even started dating. Whoa. 

So that's where I get my stellar gun handling skills!

Ahh….horseback riding….a family favorite activity!

Did I mention that she was a nurse?

Plaid and outdoors!

Had to include this one. See my hippie arse Dad second over from the top right. Nice hair man. 


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