Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Ralph's Birthday

Ralph and his mother, Verda McCauley
Ralph Raymond McCauley was born 80 years ago today. 

Ralph was the youngest of my paternal grandparents' (John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins) 11 children and he lived a short 10 months and 22 days. This is the only picture I've found of him. It's from Aunt Liz's collection and the original has "Mama and Ralph" written on the back in her handwriting. A few have questioned that it could be Ralph because my grandmother looks too old to have a baby. Keep in mind that she was 47 years old when Ralph was born and already experiencing the chronic heart problems that caused her death in 1942. I'm sure Aunt Liz knew the baby was Ralph.

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