Monday, November 29, 2010

Their eyes were my eyes - No Tombstone Tuesday - Part 1

"I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes.”
 - Richard Llewellyn from How Green Was My Valley

I've had questions about this picture and now I can't resist telling about it. The woman on the left is my 2nd Great Grandmother, Anna Ruth Jarman Dibbens. She was born very close to the place this picture was taken in June of 1843 in Newchurch, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, and died shortly after this picture was taken in Southsea, England, on December 20, 1919. Its the journey in between those two dates that is the real story. (See next post)


  1. What a great quote and the photo is awesome!

  2. What a wonderful photograph. Is this 4 generations of a family? Do you know what year (or approximately what year) it was taken? I also like this quote from How Green Was My Valley.

  3. Thank you, Lisa and Nancy! I added some information about the picture to this post. This picture is one of my favorites.