Brethren in Christ missionaries John and Elizabeth (Smith) Climenhaga raised their three sons — Arthur, David, and Joel — in Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). Today’s Photo Friday installment shows the young trio in a moment of light-hearted revelry.
As their mother has captioned the picture: “Arthur has my sunshade [umbrella] which I used when a little girl. David and Joel have their Indian sunshades which Muslin got for me. They also have their topees [hats] on which we bought in Bombay.”
By the close of the summer, the two eldest boys had left for boarding school in Bulawayo.
For more on the early life and times of Arthur Climenhaga, including information about him and his brothers, see Harvey R. Sider, “Casting a Long Shadow: A Biography of Arthur Merlin Climenhaga,” Brethren in Christ History and Life 27 (August 2004).