This weekend I had the opportunity to go through my Grandma Harrison’s black and white photo albums. Something I thoroughly enjoyed because I love black and white photography! I’ll leave brief captions on the photos for my own future reference. Enjoy!
Caption written by my dad. “My mother as a teenager playing the accordion at the old Bodin homestead west of Glen, Minnesota (1949 approx). Her father played in the marching band in WW I, and he taught her how to play the accordion before his untimely death (my mother was only 11). Mom has always loved music, and I remember her playing the accordion and organ many times in my youth. She was so proud of us kids (and grandkids) when we also learned how to play instruments. She was fun, creative and adventuresome, traits I see today in my children and grandchildren.”
Eileen on the right.
From an album titled “Friends”. My grandma is in the middle.
My dad, Randy Harrison shared this caption on Instagram alongside this photo. “My mother, not yet married, when she lived in Minneapolis' Lowry Hill neighborhood while working for Old Dutch Potato Chips (1951 approx). She was anxious to get off the farm (Glen Township, rural Aitkin County) and join her older siblings in the big city.”
My grandmas oldest and only sister, Mabel.
My grandpa, Richard Harrison in his freshman year school picture. He said this was likely before he dropped out! He never officially graduated high school but went on to live an incredibly successful life.
Grandpa, Richard Harrison.
My grandpa saw this photo and said, “Oh yeah, I made that boat out of an old Air Sled.” No big deal.
My great grandpa, Eugene Harrison.
My great grandma Bodin on the right. She looks so much like my grandma!