Do I Look Like Rich?

Caption around the photo reads: Long Beach - Los Angeles Cal - Aug 1929 - Do I look like Rich?

This is a photo of my paternal grandfather, Robert. He must have added, “Do I look like Rich?” long after the photo was taken and his son (my dad, Rich) was born.  The question led me to think about how our faces are stamped with the features of prior generations.

Below is a family picture from Thanksgiving 2009 showing me, 7 of my 8 siblings, and my parents.  Our smiles, chins, eyes, and face shapes link us together and join us to our parents and grandparents.

Family Portrait, Thanksgiving 2009

As an aside, the building in the background of my grandfather’s picture is the Villa Riviera, which was a brand new building in 1929 and is now on the National Registry of Historic Places.


About Beth

Wife, mother of 2, worker bee - striving to balance roles and continually learn
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2 Responses to Do I Look Like Rich?

  1. You have a huge family! Which one is you? And I love the pic of your gpa, ESPECIALLY the outfit. Amazing.

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