Back in May, I showed you this group photo from the Taylortown Normal School in Dunkard County, PA. The school teacher was identified as Jarret H. Harrod, and a mailing address was found for his great-granddaughter Amy. At the time I mailed her a copy of the original post and asked if she could confirm the identity of the teacher.
As a very happy coincidence, Amy’s dad was visiting her the weekend my letter arrived! They spent quite some time talking about J. H. Harrod and the family. Amy says her dad does not have any photographs of his grandparents, so this is a real treasure for him. He remembers that J. H. liked to twirl his mustache and that they had great days at the fishing hole. He also said that J. H. was a very intelligent man who was very literate and well read, and who possessed a true love of teaching, which he did his entire life.
I will be mailing off the original photo to Amy for her dad, sent with love. This is the very best part of this website! Thanks to Intense Guy aka Iggy for the outstanding research work in finding Amy. You are truly a friend to the families of these lost but not forgotten photos.
This is a proud Sepia Saturday post! This week’s theme is beach and ocean, but we are departing the theme for a happy family reunion instead. Here in California we are experiencing the “June Gloom” and you wouldn’t want to visit the beach anyway! :-)