I found a sandwich bag full of black and white photos from the 1940s and 50s in a little shop in Allen, Michigan. At one time, the photos were in an album, as evidenced by remnants of the black paper pages clinging to the back. A handful of the photos contained writing on the back, and only one revealed a full name, an 8th grade school photo of Clara Farr. The good news was that Clara was easy to spot in many of the other images, which helped me to eventually piece together the story behind these family photos.
In this post, I am sharing the photographs of the family taken during a Christmas get together. Clara’s husband, Roy Heard, appears in the photos, which leads me to believe they were taken sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, as the two were married on June 11, 1948 in Dearborn, Michigan.
Frank and Edna Farr standing; Lester Farr on the far left; Clara (nee Farr) Heard seated, turned looking at the camera; Roy Heard seated to her right.
And what better way to begin, than with the story of Frank and Edna Farr, Clara’s parents, as my discovery of the photos resulted in solving a decades long family mystery that surrounded the couple!