Friday, December 17, 2010

Mona Lisa's Smile


This is my great grandmother Mabel Sanford Jennings.



She was born September 2, 1873 in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
She died at the age of 43 in 1916.


That's her on the right. My grandmother
used to call this photo
"Beauty and the Beast"


She married my great grandfather Erwin Morehouse Jennings
on June 9, 1898 in Bridgeport.


She came from hatters -- and so her wedding party
was rich with hats.


She had six children with Erwin, although you only see
five here at this picnic; John, Mabel, Glover, Francis, 
Jarvis, and not yet born Austin.


Her expression in every photo is the same.
She is ever calm.
Peaceful.
Mild.
Stormless.
Tranquil.


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