Today's post is on the enduring bond of friendship.
Pictured (l to r): Cameron Orner (hubby's grandfather), W* W* (Cameron's best friend), and Emory Orner (hub's great grandfather).
Hub thinks the photo was taken sometime around 1928. Cameron was born in 1903, so that would make him about 25 in the photo and Emory about 60. To me, they look younger than that, but I'm working on getting some confirmation from W*'s family, which is where this photo originated. Hub also thought the motor car was a White, but White ceased producing private cars in 1918. Finding out that piece of information may help to date the photo, too.
What I really love about this photo, and the reason I based my post today on it, is that it captures forever the start of a multi-generational friendship. Cameron and W* were friends, their children were friends (still are) and their grandchildren are friends. As a matter of fact, one of W*'s grandsons was just at our house for a visit a few nights ago. That such a tried-and-true friendship has spanned three generations and close to century is phenomenal in today's age of transient families. Sadly, it's highly unlikely that the friendship will continue into a fourth generation, as the grandchildren are scattered and the great grandchildren range in age from 22 to 2. But wherever any of us, young or old, may venture in the future, we can take comfort in knowing that somewhere we have a good friend.
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