Wordless Wednesday: Bessie Chops Wood

“Bessie Swanay Chopping Wood.” Digital image. Undated. Original photograph privately held by [NAME AND ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Benton Co., Washington. 2010.

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Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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  1. What a great picture! Not only can she chop wood, she can look good doing it!

  2. Great picture!

  3. I like her little grin. You can tell she is having a bit of fun

  4. Love this pic! What a great shot and a view into the past!

  5. I’m guessing from her grin and the way she’s dressed that she wasn’t actually doing any chores, but rather posing for an amusing photo.

    But… I’ve heard that Aunt Bessie was quite a character, so I could easily be wrong!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments!


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