Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 8, 2012

Editor's note: Last week's history photo


---- — Andrea Anderson identified her mother and aunt in the History Center of Traverse City archive photo that appeared Monday, Oct. 1 in the Community section.

Anderson said her mother, Joan (Watson) Lardie is the young woman sitting on the left in the photo. She said her aunt, Yvonne (Watson) Dean is seated in the center. Anderson said her stepfather, Roland "Sonny" Lardie is the young man on the left. She said the man in the center is Richard Dean, who married her aunt.

Anderson thought this prom photo was taken in 1942. She said the students all attended Traverse City Central High School.

History Center photos that appear in the Community section can be found online at