Faithful Followers of JD's Jottings,
Here's one for the Mateske side of things.
Most of you know Dad/Grampa Mateske, or at least have heard of him anyway. He has been featured in a couple of previous posts in the Jottings. There are a couple of Mateske family shots that I enjoyed and shared with you like What's In a Picture on 08-16-2016 and A Rare Mateske Find on 02-10-2015. And how could you forget him in They Don' Make Uniforms Like They Used To (Thank Goodness) on 12-11-2014. Add this one to the mix.
If you had asked me before to show you a picture of Bob Mateske Sr as a little boy, I would have been hard pressed to find one. Until now! A recent excursion into the hitherto unexplored recesses of the master bedroom at 60 Church Street, Montello, has unearthed a genealogical treasure trove of goodies. Underneath the really neat antique wooden desk in the corner I found a box filled with old photos. (Yeah, I know. I hear ya! I need a couple hundred more family photos like I need a hole in the head.) Of course this discovery pretty well shot the rest of the day, and it was worth it.
Among the dozens of photos covering almost 150 years, I found this little gem, circa 1930. Skinned up knee and all, little Bobby Mateske, posed nicely for the camera. The shorts with knee-high socks set off by a pair of shiny shoes was a classic little boy outfit. Nice chair too. And I think I've seen a planter like the one in the background somewhere in the 60 Church Street basement.