On this Father’s Day, after Dad and I went out for brunch, we went back to his apartment where he showed me some of the genealogy he’s been working on, including these wonderful pictures. I grabbed copies of them with my phone’s camera. First is the college graduation photo of my father, Wilmer Bloy (class of 1953). He was 25.
Below is my grandfather Theodore Bloy. We’re guessing he was 18-20 when it was taken. Does he look like anyone you know?
I very much see my own face (especially when I was younger) in this photo of young Theodore. Similar eyes, similar mouth, similar jawline. I never knew my grandfather, he passed away two years before I was born. Those who believe in reincarnation might have something interesting to say about our similar looks.
The last photo is my great grandfather, Frederick Bloy, who immigrated to the United States in 1874.