On Wednesday, I posted a photo of my Hickey relatives. There is so much to absorb from a photo that I've never seen before. While I can say that I can spot my own Grandmother (Josephine Hickey McGuire) in the photo, I can't say that I have ever seen a photo of my great grandparents, Patrick and Johanna Hickey. Now, I probably could pick them out of a line up if I had to. I just can't get over how much my grandmother looked like her own mother. In fact, I'd go so far as to say she was the spitting image of her mother. It is almost uncanny.
I am most taken by the likeness of Josephine and Johanna. I have a few other photos of them including Josephine as she aged. They are almost twins. I am betting, however, that Josephine was considerably shorter than her mother at just about 5ft 1in. Josephine was my Grandmother and I knew her.
What strikes me is that I've always been told that I looked like a Hickey. As I glance over the faces of those in this photo, I at first disagree somewhat. However, when I look at Patrick Hickey's face, I totally see it. I do look like a Hickey while several of the family here favor their mother's side (Coughlin).
Now, if I could get my hands on more photos of Patrick I'd been in a great spot. I love photos and thank my aunt for sending this "gift". Here are a few more.............
|Patrick and Johanna July 1936|