Kindred spirits

My father’s cousin send me some photos of his family and she was kind enough to help me identify who they were. My grandmother is the girl on the right, with her sister and brother.

This is the original photo and must have been taken round about 1910.

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Kindred spirits

This photo must have taken more than 60 years ago! It features my grandmother, my mother, some of the cousins and me as the youngest!

It was the custom for Afrikaner married couples to name their first son after the husband’s father and their first daughter after the wife’s mother. My granny had 7 children, 5 of them had daughters!! Therefor in my family there were 6 Aletta’s!!

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