Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sentimental Sunday: Shelton Family Reunion

The Shelton family used to (maybe still does?) have reunions in Winn Parish, Louisiana. I remember my grandmother and step-grandfather, Wallace "Archie" and Sara Wolfe Guokas Archibald, taking me to at least one of these when I was around 10 or 12 - maybe even the one in the picture. My grandmother would introduce me to everyone and they would say, "Oh, you look just like Gerrie!" (my mother).

The photograph at left is of my great-grandmother (seated at far left), Addilee Tennessee Shelton Wolfe Harris (1890-1977), and her four children and their spouses. Standing are Archie (1896-1970), Lloyd Wolfe (1906-1993), Louis Ely (1913-1980), and Bob Brown (1908-1970). Seated are Addilee, my grandmother Sara (1908-1997), Lloyd's second wife Georgia Noreen Turner Wolfe (1911-1997), Neva Marie Wolfe Ely (1912-1995), Edith Wolfe Brown Gould Knox (1910-2006), and my aunt, Sara's daughter, Sister Jean Marie Guokas (b. 1930). Archie and Bob both died in 1970, so this photograph was taken sometime before then; but after the death of Lloyd's first wife Florida Louise "Sally" Lasyone, who died April 29, 1963.

© Amanda Pape - 2010

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