Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Giving thanks!

T'is T-week on ABC Wednesday and Troy reminded us all that time is of the essence.  Last week there were all the preparations for Thanksgiving to be taken care of and thus I found myself running out of it and never even getting an S-post up.  How terrible!  How could I even try to make it up?  Suddenly I had a taste for more of that wonderful gathering of family and food (the best of American traditional foods: a stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie)

So, I am taking you to another time and place for this second Thanksgiving and celebrating with you my ancestors from a photo I found again the other day.  The place is still St. Joseph County, but in Indiana this time and the date is 1939 not 2011.   Gathered for the Thanksgiving celebration are my parents, grandparents, aunt and uncles, and a bottle of Hoosier Beer.  Sitting are my Uncle Willy Archambault, my father John McCauslin,  and my grandmother, his mother, Marie Evelyn (Archambault) McCauslin.  Standing are my other grandmother, Helen (Stuckey) Turnock, my Aunt Anna (Charron) Archambault, my grandfather August (Buck) McCauslin, my uncle Chuck Borowski (waving the Hoosier Beer above the teetotaler Aunt Anna's head) and my mother, June (Turnock) McCauslin.  Since Grandma McCauslin has on her apron, I am assuming that they had all gathered at her home on Notre Dame Avenue.  Missing from the photo are my Grandpa Ted Turnock and my Aunt Evy (McCauslin) Borowski.  One of them must have taken the picture. 

So, please take Troy's advice, waste no more time here, but take a trip with all the tantalizing T-words brought to you by the teasers of ABC Wednesday.


  1. I sorta guessed it wasn't THAT current a pic! Nice.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. What a great family shot! Warm and wonderful!

  3. 1939 wow. Thanks for the travel back in time. The antique/vintage lover in me so loved that. How wonderful that you found a visual treasure. I love old photos.

  4. Love old family photos. And the way Aunt Anna is looking up at that beer bottle.

  5. Terrific time travelers. Love the expression with the beer bottle over her head.