Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Full Circle 24

Ida Norley has gone home.

Ida of Zerkle DL Antiques

Photo Number 485

Ida had a brother by the name of Emet, the photo went to Emets Granddaughter Karen. Iggy was instrumental in locating Karen..thanks Iggy!! Iggy contacted Karen and she shared this info:

What  pleasant surprise!!!!  Ida Norley was my Grandfather Emet Norley’s Sister, as you noted.  My Father was Arthur Norley.  I was born in Bagley in 1948 and have many relatives still living in Clearwater County.   I remember visiting Aunt Ida as a child when she lived in the Minerva area.  I think that her husband Albert Mattson had passed away as I do not remember him.  This is really a coincidence – just yesterday my Mother, who is now 86 years old, was talking about how “Aunt Ida” had raised Emet because their mother was not with the family.

She also included her address and I mailed off the photo!


Karen wrote:

Hi Connie,

THANK YOU!!!  I received the photo Thursday - what a special family remembrance!!!  I appreciate the service you are providing; and it is fascinating to read your blog on the research you and your team do on the old photos!!

Thanks again...


This is Full Circle 24.  Thanks for stopping by, do come again:)


  1. What a lovely turn of events. Thank you for sharing this full circle post.

  2. Congratulations. It always seems so amazing when one of your photos goes full circle - a tribute to the digital media - and to your excellent blog.

  3. :) I much enjoy these Full Circle posts and am happy Ida Norley is home again. :)

    Two dozen full circles now - with many more than that number of pictures returned home! For all the snow we (well, you) had, its been a busy winter at "Forgotten Old Photos".

  4. Congratulations Connie, what a great success - again! I am so inspired by you.

  5. Congratulations on your latest full circle. Another good deed done. :) I liked this photo when you first shared it. She looked like someone who didn't want to be lost, a bit of determination in her eye.

  6. How wonderful her mother got to see the picture.


Hi, Thanks for the comments, your input on these old photos is appreciated! English only please! All comments will be moderated! Connie