I was bored a few weekends ago, so I decided to dig around the internet to see if I could learn more about Marion and Herb Timm. They’re the married couple whose old snapshots I’ve been salvaging from a Seattle antiques store over the last year. I’ve got more than fifty of them.
I confirmed that Marion and Herb are both dead. This didn’t come as a surprise to me–if either of them were still alive, they probably would’ve kept their photographs–but it still made me kind of sad. They both lived long lives, though. Herb died in 1994 at the age of 82. Marion died in 2008 at the age of 92.
The only other thing I learned that’s worth mentioning here is that Marion’s estate donated $1,000+ to the Seattle Humane Society in the year following her death. That got me thinking about how many of my pictures of Marion show her with animals. She seems to have been a cat person who had many feline friends throughout her life (Blackie I, Blackie II, Ashes), but it appears that she was also fond of donkeys and cows. See what I mean:
And sometimes Herb got into the act. This picture was taken on September 6, 1947 near a place called Silverton. It’s the companion piece to that first shot of Marion shown above: