Friday, October 5, 2007

The Origional Mulligan Clan Photo...

Well the other day I received a phone call from Uncle Owen, who had a bit of a chuckle in his voice when he proceeded to ask me who resurrected his father in that photo on the Mulligan Blog? I was a bit confused and didn't quite understand what he meant. but according to our uncle his father could not have been present for that portrait. he died when Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Owen were about two years old in 1943. Uncle Owen is figuring that the photo was taken about 1948 or so. Someone had their dad cropped in to the picture. Who? Well he didn't know. Does anyone know? I find it amazing that cropping was done way back then.
In closing I will say this, i am glad that finally Uncle Owen came to check out the blog & I hope he will continue to do so.
As for the photo no matter when it was or wasn't taken, it is a great picture.
Just thought you'd like to know!!

15 comments:

John Mulligan said...

wow...a mystery...i love it....

Kim Comstock's Hubby said...

Well....... While we were at Aunt Maureen's in Colorado, we saw this very picture framed on her wall. Whether it was Aunt Maureen or not, she would know who had it done. Indeed, "cropping" gained popularity back then, and family pictures were often taken with an extra space for loved ones who are no longer with us, thus completing the family portrait. ;) Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

no mystery, i didi it..

joyce said...

yes hubby you are correct Aunt Maureen has the only copy of the photo.(as far as we know) We saw it as well when we were there this past summer. it is quite possible our grandma had it done but we never knew of or saw the picture before. i didn't realize that "cropping " was around longer than i knew. So thanks Kim's hubby for your take on this mystery.

As for anonymous i doubt you did it!!

gpe said...

Uncle Jimmy (Uncle James to some of you, but thats another mystery) drew the same conclusion when he first saw the pic. I thought that was common knowledge but as for the orgins of the pic I don't think he knows how it came into being either...

helenmary said...

if uncle jimmy doesn't know then there is a problem, he knows everytheing? i thought? i too think anonymous did it only because he's SMART and i bet did it as a gift for his mother?? of all the family pictures of our parents i don't know why we never saw it before without their dad in it?it's a great picture!!!Why isn't aunt maureen telling her side of the story, about the picture?she holds the key i think????

helenmary said...

tell little david his x high school football team got in a big fight with jasons x high school team the falcons during last friday nights game at miramar, 60 players got suspended from playing including the quaterbacks, all front line players. they used there helmets as wepons!!! first time in broward high school history that many top players have ever been suspended, is this a sign of the times??? big news down here it was out of control!!!

Anonymous said...

Those inner city schools sure are rough, that wouldn't happen in Cali...

helenmary said...

yeah right!! who are u anonymous? cuz you didn't say colo??hmm......ps these schools have kids from some very exclusive neighborhoods, for sure the falcons kids,they come from hoods like big scoot's kids live in!!!bet there's alot of mad daddys out there, there star kid ain't playin next week or the week after that n longer, money can't fix it cuz the media got it all on film, bullies

joyce said...

It sounds like those dads need anger management classes!!

coach red said...

Amidst chaos a well disciplined young man will do the right thing. Clearly, the coaches and parents are to blame for such anarchy. It is right that they are suspended. In my humble opinion, both teams should expelled from the league for the remainder of the season any previous victories should be overturned to defeats and they should be banned from playing varsity games next year as well. Sounds harsh? Hardly...

helenmary said...

parents are demanding a meeting saying their kids are being treated to harshly!! six weeks or more or the rest of the season, and that game was stopped, lets see if the school board has balls!!!

gpe said...

Here's a clip from the "brawl"... I think the comments are better than the fight...but thats because its nice to know that they can't speak or write... YALL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q15UynLbhSE

the callaghans in broomfield said...

hes not the only one who checks out the blog :)

lori

joyce said...

Hey lori, how about posting a picture of your dog or those cute grandbabies you have..they must be getting big.. .. miss you guys.