My Aunt Stella, Uncle Frank and Dad (in the little sailor suit). Taken in about 1926, in Georgetown, British Guiana in South America. My father and his siblings were orphans. His parents were also from Georgetown as far as I know. I have heard that my paternal relatives came from the Madeira Islands, a former Portuguese territory. The current President of Madeira's last name is "Mendonça" which was the original spelling of my last name, so it's possible we are distantly related. My dad changed the 'ç' to a 'z' when he came to the USA at 19.