I have talked so much about the bracelet of my Aunt Jeanette's that I made into a necklace I decided to add a post about her with a picture of my beloved little auntie. Yes she was very small 4'10' to be exact. However if she was alive today she would be 129 years old. I grew up with Aunt Jeanette and she passed on January l958 before my daughter Mary Jeanette was born.
Women in her day were small and writing about her now I realize how small she was. She wore a size 2 shoe and when I was young 9 or 10. I had shoes that fit me to play dress up in. As you can see from the picture made in 1926-1928 she was a fashion plate for the day. My mother was 10 years old and they were taking pictures of each other that day and I have some lovely pictures also of my mother. My mother was only 5'2" and she just towered (she thought) over Aunt Jeanette. She had dark brown hair and blue eyes and she was quite the beauty and was the youngest of my great grandmother's brother and sisters. I loved my little auntie it was like she was a child playmate for me. We would walk to the grocery store every morning and she would get out her Parasol to keep the sun off of us so we would not get all burned and turn brown from the sun. Young ladies during her day were supposed to have untanned white skin. Golly so much has changed.