This photo was taken at a picnic in June of 1950. Some of the faces aren't easily seen, but here they are from bottom to top. Left side: Dorris (Williams); her daughter Mary (behind hand); husband George; Chuck Leonard; his wife Lou (Merritt) Leonard; their daughter Barbra Jean; Nancy Baker, daughter of Margurette (Leonard) Baker; Grandad Allen; his 2nd wife Nan; standing, Shirley (Samuelson)Baker, daughter of Marguritte; Herb Baker, husband of Margueritte; Phillip Leonard (barely visable); Unknown woman. Standing in the back: Jack Williams, son of Valentine (Leonard) Cottenham; his wife; Walt (Bob) King, husband of Geraldine (Leonard) King. To his left, Walt and Garoldine's lady friend, their employee. Right side, front to back: Valentine (Leonard, Williams) Cottenham; Joanne Cottenham; Tom Cottenham, behind them, Harold Cottenham, their father; my father Clayton; my mother Sophia; Marguritte (Leonard Sameulson) Baker; above them, my brother Dave; above his left ear is the top of my head Jim Leonard, son of Chuck Leonard; Susie, daughter of Dorris; Garoldene (Leonard) King. Absent, is the family of Larry Williams.
As usual, my dad would set the camera timer (a Crown Speed Graphic) and then run to his appointed place and look natural. The instrution at this setting was "take a big bite of something and smile." I don't think Valentine (Sis) believed him.