Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Azile and Marguerite~Friends for Life

Do you have a photo that is a favorite, or one means a lot to you? Favorite photo is the theme for this week's #52Ancestors prompt from Amy Johnson Crow. 

Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to collect many photos from the branches of my family tree. A favorite? Well, that's hard to choose!

This photo is one that makes me happy every time I look at it.
 My maternal grandmother, Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Sullivan (1921-2009) is seen on the left with her lifelong friend Marguerite (Windham) Gaskin (1920-2016). Both girls grew up in Sumter, South Carolina on Church St. I believe the house in the background in the Daughrity home.
It no longer exists and the land it stood on is now a city park.

The pure joy of teenage girls hanging out together radiates from this photo! What I would give to know what tidbit of gossip, secret or joke they may have been sharing. Just look at those faces!

Azile and Marguerite
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 In the mid-1950s, both ended up married and living Camden, South Carolina.
The couples often spent time together.

Decades later this photo was taken at the beach. They remained friends throughout their lives. 

Marguerite and Azile
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Do you have a favorite photo in your family history collection? Who is it of and why?
I'd love to have you share it!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Colleen. I wish I had sat down with the two of them and heard their stories!

  2. I love these photos! What charming evidence of their friendship. I love this idea, too.

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment, Luanne! Hope you decided to join in the #52ancestors prompts!