March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?
This is my mother, Ida Stevens Clemens. It was probably taken in the 1940's in either Kentucky or West Virginia. Mom was born in 1913, so my best guest is that she was in her early 30's.
This photo has always been one of my favorites, because it shows a young and happy woman that seems so happy and vivacious. It was post-Depression in the hills of Appalachia, yet she glows.
I did not know my mother when she was young. I was born when she was 41 years old, and in 1955 that was considered "awfully old to be having a baby". Most of my friends had grandparents that were the age of my parents.
But, this shows my mom just full of life. What a beautiful young woman she was!