Cousins Alan and Elenore with Papa. I don’t know the date of this badly damaged photo, but research on the style and width of Alan’s tie tells me that it, at least, is probably from the 1950s. (It would look at home again in the 1970s, I think.) Elenore’s dress reminds me of this 1954 pattern:
In comments to my previous post about My Ideal Bookshelf, Steve B mentioned author Paul Gallico. This reminded me that I have an old copy of The Snow Goose that was a gift to Mother from Daddy, as noted in an inscription:
But I have another Paul Gallico book given to my parents from Elenore.
I have no idea what her inscription means, but guesses are part of the fun. I’m wondering if that was the third time he and Mother lived in Alabama, and Elenore was hoping it meant they’d stay. They didn’t, though they were living there again when he died.