Presentation on theme: "A Brief Photographic Retrospective of wit, charm, beauty, intelligence, kindness, patience Jessie Bunch Nowell."— Presentation transcript:
A Brief Photographic Retrospective of wit, charm, beauty, intelligence, kindness, patience Jessie Bunch Nowell
Jessie at one. Born at 50 H St. in Washington D.C., She was the 3 rd of six Brothers and Sisters.
Jessie and her little brother Arthur in Jessie would have been 5 years old.
Jessie loved hats and was in style in 1925 in the cloche variety popular when the times were roarin’
Hat or no hat she was a “babe” in 1926 & 1928
In her wedding dress in 1930 we can see our Dad, Bill, never stood a chance after that fateful blind date.
Dad grew up in Oklahoma, a country boy thru and thru. Mom had to train him in city ways. She did make 2 trips to his home place near Lawton. The second journey was in 1932 as his wife.
The young couple survived the Great Depression, Mom graduating from Teachers College and Dad from Law School. They eventually settled in Arlington Va. To start a family. They also assumed care of J.’s sister Edith’s child Marlean.
Marlean and Mother Bunch are seen on the right and Mom, pregnant with our brother Neal, is wearing a stylish maternity dress. Neal sadly lived only 1 day when born.
A Perfectly Stunning Couple & Sunny Boy 1946
By 1949, Jessie had 3 children; teenaged Marlean, a devilish boy, Billie, and a darling baby girl, Beth.
We don’t want to forget Bill had a little to do with making the Family. Jessie was hard to catch with a smile. Beth sits on Jessie’s lap in 1950
A rare photo of the family (Arthur had died in his 20’s) with Mother Bunch and her children in 1950
In 1955 Beth displays different emotions at B&J’s 25 th and again at Easter. Anniversaries are for grownups.
Sometimes, even a Mom gets pooped(1957)!
The wahini smiled in 1966-Mom loved Shannondale Club
She was proud of her man-1966
38 Years of Marital Bliss has Jessie Beaming
The REAL Power behind the Toque-’68, 69
Holding the first Grandchild, Gregg, in 1969
A Ruby Anniversary Kiss-The Romance Continues
Best Friends for More than 70 Years-1988
All Together for the Last Time-2000
Jessie in the Same Frame with Her Grgrands
GrGrandma Gets to Hold Cooper Nowell Cave 10/21/2006