Here's a photograph from what I believe to be the late 1940s of my great grandfather, Fredrick O'Neal Sr. His wife, my great grandmother, Essie O'Neal, is pictured with her brother, Norris Reed in the sidebar of b.vikki vintage.
I've posted this picture before - of my grandfather, Fredrick O'Neal Jr (Essie and Fred O'Neal Sr.'s first son) at 16 years old - from the early 1960s.
And my father is Fredrick O'Neal III.
Here he is at prom in 1985.
Here he is again in the mid 1980s.
And these were taken in early 1987, a week or so after I was born.
And here's my mom, Lynette, in the 1970s and 1980s.
Yes, my mom and my dad went on prom together.
My aunt Felicia, who reads my blog DAILY (and will probably be upset with me for posting this!), is here pictured in 1987 - with me a few weeks after my birth. She's 16 in this picture!
You may remember seeing her featured here before as a b.vikki vintage model:
My dad dropped the first picture off today and I'm so glad he did! Along with it, he's given me a July 1954 issue of Ebony Magazine that can't be found in any online archives, so I'll be posting its articles and pictures in the days and weeks to come.
Here's the cover:
In this issue are some interesting articles about female wrestlers, the best Negro high school in America, "Problems of the new Negro elite", a fascinating piece on Sarah Vaugh, and much more.
And a Pyrex update! My grandmother's Butterfly Gold cereal bowl is broken...
I'm not going to say it's my sister's fault... but I'm not going to say it's NOT her fault.
I kid. It fell out of a cabinet she was opening. And shattered.
R.I.P. Pyrex bowl. Never Forget.