My father, George Rogers, Jr. is the subject of today's collection, recalling some of the poses, or perhaps more candid photos that were taken of him.
|Changing a tire in 1936|
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At last there's a younger brother, James, being held by Gummy (Ada Rogers) and (supposedly) my father stands (in uniform) gazing at the subject of this photograph with a disdainful look. I am not sure this is actually my dad, who would have been 8 years older than James, thus around 9 for this pic, and this chubby fellow looks closer to 6...but it's my guess, and these people aren't around to ask any more. For now, I'll let my father laugh over the mistake, if it is one. This frame house of that porch in Fort Worth, TX, did burn in a fire, and was replaced by a brick one soon after.
Here are the posers...in San Antonio...Poppy (George Sr,) Alex, Chauncey and George Jr. who seems to think he's an Indian. (Incidentally, in Texas our family would say "Elick" for Alex.
My father holding a rifle, on a ranch. I don't know what they were hunting in 1936...and the Dumble's ranch would have been Poppy's boss' property.
But my father did get his picture with a deer on the fender of his car.
|George Jr. hit a deer|
I wonder why the caption has said he "hit" a deer. I hope it means he hunted it, rather than hit it with the car...