Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - My Parents' Generation, Part 1 


My Father John Richard and Aunt Annette VanderPutten Circa 1917

My father was about 6-years-old and Aunt Annette about 3-years-old here. 

Note the doll's head (sans body) in Annette's hand. According to my sister Jean, Aunt Annette was quite concerned about her 'baby' when this picture was being taken. 

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Dad Graduates Brooklyn Prep 1927

Aunt Annette Graduates St. Francis 1931


My Mother

Dorothy Elizabeth (Easson) VanderPutten
(December 19, 1913 - September 4, 1956)

"Music waves eternal wands, 
Enchantress of the Souls of Mortals." 

-1931 Yearbook
St. Agnes Academy

Dorothy Easson VanderPutten at piano


My Mother (Circa 1935)

My mother was a gifted pianist who gave up the idea of a career in music to raise a family.





Aunt Annette at a Business Meeting at the Doral Country Club, Miami, July 1971

"Please bear in mind that, in the olden days, it was customary to wear appropriate formal attire when attending a business forum."

--Annette VanderPutten
Brooklyn, NY
February 2000

Annette VanderPutten beside pool
Robert Easson

Uncle Robbie Easson

Circa 1993 

Like the winds before Poseidon, wayward TVs behaved when he entered the room


See Uncle Robbie, A Tribute



Mrs. G between Elizabeth and Jean, Circa 1977

After mom died, Mrs. G. (Grieshaber) came to look after us. She became a kind of second mother for all of us and especially for Jean.

See: I remember Mrs. G by Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten
Remember Mrs. G by Jean VanderPutten Pollack
Mrs. G - Look up "Care" by Dick VanderPutten
Mrs. G - A Remarkable Woman by J. R. VanderPutten