The family I grew up in. February 23, 2017--
This time of year always brings to my special attention my parents, Ben and Bert Marcus.
Ben Coleman Marcus married Bertha Ida Pfeiffer on this date in 1929. The next day was Bert's birthday. As a child I was always amused by the fact that their wedding was before Mom's birth.
Their first child, Bruce, is shown with mom and with little Lee Joanne in this picture, taken sometime in 1934, I imagine.
My little sister, Elizabeth Jane didn't come along until 1945. This is a picture of three-year old Janie.
I have outlived both parents and my brother,
Mother, Dad and Bruce are all gone now. I am the family matriarch, but I do miss them greatly.