When I first saw this portrait of Io Day I thought, "Great, another Halloween picture." Strangely it's dated midnight, December 8, 1947. We'll probably never know the story behind this, so I'll just say "Happy Halloween."
I'll add a reminder that you're all invited to an "opening" of an Alva Day exhibit at the museum this Sunday, November 3, 2-5PM. At 3PM Matt and I will be talk about the photo project, followed at 3:30 by Aaron Nice, who will be reprising his Cemetery Tales role as Alva Day. Admission is free, so come on down and join us.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Looks more like the Easter Bunny. Well.............what can one say?????????
charlott on 31st October 2013 @ 7:02am
It has never been hard to recognize Alva's wife Io in his photos.
She was not a small woman.
Certainly not built like Alva.
But, evidently, she was always willing to be photographed and I'm not sure I have ever seen a photo of her that she isn't smiling.
I've looked at the "camping at Lost Lake" photos and thought that could not have been easy vacation for her.
But she did it.
I suspect she laughed a lot.
As for this photo.....as Charlott says....what can one say?.
But, I'm glad you did not ignore it.
l.e. on 31st October 2013 @ 7:19am
What a hoot! She was someone that loved life. This picture made me smile.
nc on 31st October 2013 @ 7:37am
I might add that both Alva and Io were born August of 1887 so they would have been 60 years old when this photo was taken.
I wonder, what was the significance of midnight?
l.e. on 31st October 2013 @ 7:43am
Oh! I am so glad that you posted this picture today Arthur. Carly and I have looked at this image so many times....and it just makes me smile. I feel like Io and I would have been good friends had I had the opportunity to know her. Kindred spirits and all:)
connie on 31st October 2013 @ 8:32am
And one of his pictures that we have seen previously hanging over the piano;
nels on 31st October 2013 @ 9:12am
Can't imagine how this would have tied in, but December 7 was the attack on Pearl Harbor. America officially entered into war with Japan on December 8. The Days were no doubt aware of that?
Dedilee on 31st October 2013 @ 10:12am
But then again the war was well over. Can't find anything else important on that date. Their anniversary?
Dedilee on 31st October 2013 @ 10:16am
Just googled it, strangely it was a Monday night. This may be a photo, after a few drinks, they never dreamed anyone else would be seeing.
AndrewB on 31st October 2013 @ 10:25am
I'm glad people are enjoying this one. I was hesitant to share a more "intimate" moment, but I think her personality really shines through.
How is it possible no one has commented on the cat???
Arthur on 31st October 2013 @ 1:33pm
I'm so glad you posted this! Connie and I love this photo. And Arthur, the cat is one of my favorite parts!
Carly on 31st October 2013 @ 4:31pm
I dare anyone to view this picture without smiling and wondering what it would be like to meet this lady!
nels on 31st October 2013 @ 6:29pm