Five Generations, Sixty-Five Years, Twenty-Six Hundred Miles
Browsing through old family pictures -- and discovering ones that haven’t been scanned yet -- I came up with some pretty interesting juxtapositions.
To the left, below, are Dr. Cornelius Cain, my great-grandfather, Rev. John Wesley Cain, his son, and Howard Hamilton Cain, his grandson (and my father). This was taken in Clarksburg, Indiana, in about 1899.
The next shot is of of Howard holding his son, Thomas Hayden Cain, in 1943, in Riverside, California.
The color photo, taken about 1966, shows Thomas again, and Jonathan Minton, my son, in San Mateo County, California. Not satisfied with just a beard, or a mustache, like his two forebears, Tom is sporting both.