Dear Editor:

(Re: Historical Lens photo in the March 10th Pioneer) I appreciate the photo of my grandparents house in your last issue. However, your date of the photo is a bit out.

My mother, Annie Watkins, was born on February 14th, 1902. In this photo, she is probably six or seven years old. This would mean that this photograph was probably taken around 1908 or 1909 (Editors note: details about this photo provided to The Pioneer by the Windermere Valley Museum indicate it was taken in the 1920s).

Also, John Watkins was a soldier in the First World War, which ended in 1918. He doesnt look old enough to be in the military in this picture.

Chuck Froese

Parksville, B.C.

In this image taken in the 1920s, the Watkins couple stand in front of their large two-story log home in Brisco with their three children. R. John, Charlie and Annie Watkins are believed to be the names of some of the people in the photo. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com.Photo (C51) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society