The following letter, describing this photo, was sent from Della Worley Molenaar to Doris Jean Worley Hartman:
Sorry I am so slow in answering your letter. And I was shocked and pleased to see the picture you sent. Did you intend for me to keep it? If not, let me know.
My mother Tina Worley -- your grandma -- is to the left of the picture with the little girl, my sister Violet, standing in front of ma. Now Jeanie, to the best of Sadie's memory the lady next to ma with small child in arm must be your own mom. Next lady with small child in arms is Mandy Freshham Lee. Next lady with baby in arms is my sister Sadie. Her little girl passed on when she was 18 months old. Lady in back of Sadie is Addie Westberg, Nathan's daughter, next lady with baby to the left of Nathan is Ruby Fresham, Nathan's granddaughter. Next, Nathan & Melissa Worley. Third lady to right from Melissa is my sister Ada. She also has a small child in arms. Down to first row, 4th girl from left is my sister Mary. She now is 66 years old. Next blonde beauty is me "ha ha." Second row, first boy with cap is my brother Jim; then on down to end of 2nd row, third girl from end with long curls is Marie Worley, Uncle Ben's girl. Uncle Ben was Nathan's brother. Girl next is my sister Rose. Last girl on is my sister Edna Worley (Herron). Now Jeanie, look in back of Melissa. [The man] with mustache, that is my dad John -- your grandpa.
This picture was taken when Nathan & wife still lived on the home place in Lowell. Later my parents lived there.
Hope you can read this; also hope I haven't confused you.
I am going to try to have this picture enlarged. This picture must have been taken around 1916. So very long ago. I called about next Worley books and didn't get any set time of delivery.
We have just had our first major snow storm. But warmed up to 45 and all snow is gone.
I and Sadie went to my daughter's for Thanksgiving. She always thinks of Sadie. Sadie and I are together all the time and talk on phone 2 or more times a day. I look after her and try to keep her on the up grade. We enjoy each other. Rose lives in Lowell and Violet lives at the Lake. I miss Edna so very much. She must have a special place in heaven.
Jeanie, hope you can make this mess out. Always glad to hear from you. How is that new grand child?
All my love and concern to your entire family,
This photo and information comes from the family history collection of Mrs. Doris Jean Worley Hartman, who also added that her mother (Barbara Matilda Miller Worley) was holding her oldest sister Naomi, who was born in 1914.
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