October 05, 2002
Romayne, aged 10?

Romayne.jpgI’m not sure how old she is in this photo, but this is my grandmother. She was born in 1916 and grew up outside Philadephia and in New Jersey.

Sometimes I wish I had my costume reference books with me. I can’t date the picture from the clothing, because although the big collar with plaid trim is from the 20s, its quite possibly a hand-me-down. Romayne was second youngest in a family of 14!

Thanks, Mom, for finding this photo and scanning it.

Posted by kuri at October 05, 2002 08:29 AM


I have a sister named Romayne who was born in Sri Lanka in 1958. She was named after a daughter of a Singhalese friend of the family. We lived there from 1956 to 1959. I just did a search today and was surprised to see the name on so many different websites. I would be interested to know how you came by this name.

Posted by: Steve on October 28, 2002 07:17 AM
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