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Last November, I received notice that Google Images had digitized photos from LIFE magazine. Most people are probably thinking...big whoop. But in my family, this is an exciting thing.

A little history first - my mother grew up in northwest Ohio where, in September of1950, a Polio epidemic had broken out. Well, LIFE magazine was all over this story and wouldn't you know - my mother had her picture taken with two of her brothers and it was enshrined forever within the pages of the October 23rd 1950 issue of the publication.

Now aren't these three just the cutest kids? Both my brother and I have our own copy of this particular issue, and have looked at this picture many times. What was exciting for my mom to see was that not only was this photo digitized, but all of the photos that they took while they were there...including ones that showed my grandmother holding my mom on her lap. Considering that she was 2 years old when these were taken, mom had never seen this photo before. A touching moment for her to see herself on her mother's lap so many years ago.

So, in my family - my mother's 10 minutes of fame was in 1950 in the pages of LIFE magazine...which by the way, a copy of the magazine is kept under lock and key within the Paulding County Library should you ever venture out that way and would like to take a look.

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Comment by Jessica Hammond on July 13, 2009 at 8:46am
That's very cool. I like the expressions on each of the kids faces. Your younger uncle just looks overwhelmed, while the older brother looks decidedly unhappy about the impending shot. :)
Comment by Candy Hulbert Ditkowski on July 11, 2009 at 5:21pm
Thank you, Chris, for adding those links!!


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