Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

DEAR AMY: I am in a quandary.

When my husband and his three brothers divided up what was left of my in-laws’ possessions after my father-in-law died, we received the majority of photos. I finally have time to go through and sort them.

Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)

In the process, I came upon a very large photo that was taken in 1934 and it showed everyone from my mother-in-law’s Halloween office party.

Almost everyone in the photo is dressed in a costume, and that’s where my problem comes in.

There must be about 50 to 70 people in the very large photo, and four of them are in black face. Although I am appalled by this, I also feel that it is a piece of my husband’s family history.

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I have told my children about it and, while no one is OK with it, they are also torn because it is part of the past that is appalling, but their grandmother is in the photo.

I feel it’s something that needs to be addressed, because …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle


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