This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the immigration story of Debs Webster and his family.
Today's Sepia Saturday photo prompt (at end of post) provides the perfect opportunity to share two photos from my Grandpa Debs Webster's 1952 photo album. I would describe this album as a photographic travelogue about his family's emigration from Brazil to the United States.
The previous installment of the Debs Webster Family Immigration Story showed that Debs and his family had safely arrived in Glendora, California. This is the city where their Sponsor, Mr. West and his family lived. Mr. West kindly allowed Debs and his family to live in a house on his property.
It turns out that Mr. West also owned a beach house. It was located on Sunset Beach, which is in Huntington Beach, California. The two photos below show this beach house during an outing which included both the West and Webster families.
I asked my mom about these photos. She couldn't remember exactly when this outing took place. But, since the next photo in my Grandpa Debs' 1952 photo album shows the family at Thanksgiving, I think it's safe to assume they went sometime before school started for the kids.
The Webster family arrived in Glendora in August of 1952 and my mom started school that fall, so perhaps they had a little beach getaway sometime in August or on Labor Day weekend. No matter when the trip occurred, it must have been so fun!
For those unfamiliar with Southern California, this map shows where both Glendora and Huntington Beach are located.
Below is a photo from Wikimedia Commons showing Sunset Beach in 2009.
|Sunset Beach 2009|
Photographer - Regular Daddy
If you'd like to take a virtual trip to the beach, be sure to check out what the other Sepia Saturday participants have written by clicking HERE.
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