Six Word Saturday – 15 March 2014

Enjoying a view of the water

Mary Mirota - Sparta, New Jersey

Mary Mirota – Sparta, New Jersey

This photo of Mary Mirota was taken near Sparta, New Jersey in the early 1930s, while she was a mother’s helper for the Lydecker family. They had a cottage there, and when not on the lake, they lived in Middlesex, NJ. Mary loved being by the water, and she was a strong swimmer. She has such a beautiful look to her. I love how her hair is swept under the scarf, or babushka, and how her arms are crossed. Mary always wore a watch, yet she wasn’t very punctual. She ran on her own time. And she always had time for children.

Lydecker Cove, Burnbrae Pond, NJ

“Taken from Lydecker’s Cove, Burnbrae Pond, 1931”

"Morris Lake Reservoir (showing the island), 1932

“Morris Lake Reservoir (showing the island), 1932”

In this last photo, Mary Mirota is the tallest of the girls. It was also taken in the Sparta, New Jersey area. The Lydecker girls called her Meddy. It looks like it was a fine day for a picnic.

GoingToTheGlen1933The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, since I also love being near the water. I think I will head down to the dock, and see how things look on the water from our cove here in Virginia. Many days I get to see eagles, herons, and osprey. The other day there were some mergansers floating and diving under. Today is such a gorgeous day, so there will be lots of boaters out. Happy Saturday!

Six Word Saturday comes from Cate, at Show My Face. Take a look, or join along.

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About Maryann Barnes

I live in Virginia and enjoy meandering walks back into the past. I also enjoy old photographs and sharing family research.
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9 Responses to Six Word Saturday – 15 March 2014

  1. Cate says:

    Oh my – I am in love with these photos! Thank you so much for sharing them as part of 6WS! I think this is the first time I’ve visited your blog but it certainly won’t be the last. So very cool!

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Cate, Thanks for visiting, and for your kind words! I always enjoy your point of view on Saturday! Also, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Amy says:

    I love the water also. In fact, we’re in the FL Keys right now. I am curious how you find so many wonderful details about your family members. Are these things you learned from relatives or from documents/letters?

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Amy, I love the Florida Keys! I used to live in Fort Lauderdale, and I miss the beautiful ocean and gulf waters. As for finding information while doing genealogy, I think it helps that my sister and I are a team – we can cover twice the ground in half the time. Plus, we come from a very talkative family! At any family reunions I’m the one with the notebook jotting down things. Our cousins and second cousins have also helped by contributing photos and stories. Good luck in your research!

      • Amy says:

        It’s our first time here, but I hope not our last. It’s really beautiful and interesting here.

        You are so lucky to have all that help—especially your sister. My family is great, but no one has stories that go back as far as you do!

  3. restlessjo says:

    What a lovely shot of the water. I’m there in spirit MaryAnn 🙂 Sorry it’s taken me so long to get here.

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Jo, Thanks for visiting and leaving your nice comment. I always enjoy reading your blog, and dreaming of the places you go. Your photos are gorgeous!

  4. How fun! These photos really evoke the place and mood.

    • Maryann Barnes says:

      Thank you! I thought the same about your latest posting, “Another Strange Coincidence” with the black and white photos of your family. The pictures bring us back in time!

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