Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Trips to Florida 1950 & 1952

Three trips to Florida in the early 1950s – 1950, 1952, and 1955. Here's a picture taken in 1950 when the HH's and Jean's Mother, Lucie Brown Ballantyne were in St. Petersburg at the same time.

Lucie, whose husband, N.W., had passed away the previous May, stayed at the Pennsylvania Hotel [now Courtyard Marriott], an historic hotel built in 1925.

The younger generation rented an economy apartment closer to the beach -- possibly Madeira Beach where the 1952 pictures were taken.

In the 1920s the Ballantynes owned property in the Daytona Beach area, but preferred visiting Florida's Gulf Coast.

Jean, Catherine and Lucie "Dear" - Spring 1950
Dear, Roberta & Catherine - March 1952

Roberta, Catherine & Dear March 1952

1 comment:

Mary Uible Crowson said...

Catherine, I really enjoy reading these each day but especially this type which helps fill in things before I arrived on the scene! :) Intriguing stuff.

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