Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sepia Saturday ~ The Goodbye Kiss

I know I have posted this photo before, but when I saw the photo for this week's Sepia Saturday I couldn't resist using it again.

The woman in this photo is my great-grandmother Hazel Madsen Piggott. She is kissing her husband, my great grandfather William Cannon Piggott.

It looks to me like he is just leaving for work and she is giving him a kiss for the road.  And I am sure she wished him a good day.

The icing on the cake here is the word  "caught" written on the bottom.  I wish I knew who wrote it and if it was written at the time the photo was taken, or did someone add it years later?

Come to think of it, it looks like something one of her sisters would inscribe.  I have had the privilege of reading some of the postcards she sent to grandma Hazel.

The little boy holding what looks to be a hat is my grandfather William Madsen Piggott.  They called him "Matt". The older gentleman looking away is Charles Edwards Taylor. He is grandpa Will's uncle.

My uncle emailed this to me a while back so I have never seen or got to hold the original, but it's still very precious to me.

Leslie Ann


  1. I don't remember seeing this before. What a lovely photo. And fits the theme perfectly too.

  2. So often I've been annoyed at my great-aunts for writing captions rather than identifying people in their photo albums, but really and truly the captions provide such a wonderful window into their personalities. That's true here with "Caught." Love it!

  3. I haven't seen this before, so thanks for sharing it. It's such a cute photo! I like how the uncle is politely looking away during the kiss.

  4. What a sweet picture - I don't have any photos of my ancestors kissing or even hugging. These types of pictures are great since they aren't posed and capture a special moment. Nice post.

  5. I do like these ‘unposed’ pictures. Everything about it is interesting; the kiss, the litle boy peeking out and the polite uncle.

  6. The polite uncle looks as if he is in charge with a watch chain on his waistcoat. His overall suggests your great granddad is the worker.

  7. I've never seen this photo either. It's so unusual for these two to show such affection in front of other people and even the camera. Shocking!

  8. We take snapshots for granted now, but once upon a time they were uncommon and this is a great one. Captures a moment that is not posed and very original.

  9. I like the unusual angle and the glimpse of their life.

  10. I'm guessing they had a long happy marriage. I love the uncle in the background who is just wishing they could move things along.



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