This photo is of my grandmother, Mary Faudree Bean, holding my Dad in 1938, just about the time he turned one.
Grandma was 40 years old when she gave birth to Dad, her first born. She went on to have two more sons by 1943, [Edsel and Roy].
These three children were the sons of my grandfather's old age. He was 71 when Dad was born, and 77 by the time Roy came along in 1943.
This photo was taken in either Waiteville or Hollywood in Monroe County, West Virginia. [I think it was Waiteville.]
This is one of my favorite shots of my grandmother.