Come, look with me inside this drawer, in this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white, faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people, these strangers in the box,
Their names and all thier memories lost among my socks.
I wonder what thier lives were like, how did they spent thier days?
What about thier special times, I'll never know thier ways.
If only someone had taken the time to tell us who, what, were, or when
These faces of my heritage would come to life again.
Could this become the fate of pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories, someday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories, sieze the opportunity when it knocks
Or someday you and yours may be the Strangers in the Box
Who is this couple? These two pictures were given to me by Edna Ruth Chalker of Dyer, the wife of Allan Chalker, after his passing. Allan was the son of Ada Bradford and George Chalker. Edna found them in her garage and had no idea who they were. These beautiful tin-type photos are estimated to be over a 100 years old. The photos may be of Ada and my grandmother's grandparents, Young and Catherine Bradford. They are not James and Nancy Bradford. Were they John Jr. and Mary Ann Lovitt? Could they possibly be George Chalker's parents or grandparents?