The second is a picture of Easter dinner. The oldest girl with curls and her back to us is Aunt LaWana. The next one is my mom! Next to Mom is Uncle Bill and Aunt Irene is the little girl praying next to Grandma. Grandma died when I was three so I don't have any memories of her so that makes this extra special.
I wanted to see why in the world Life magazine was taking pictures of the family, so I looked them up on their website. The pictures are from 1949 and the photographer visited little Arco, Idaho when they decided to set aside 400,000 acres for nuclear testing. I found an article entitled Atomic Age Comes to Arco, Idaho in the May 9, 1949 issue but they don't have their magazines and articles avaible online. However, if anyone is interested you can purchase the issue for $30. :)
While looking through the forty or so pictures of Arco, we stumbled across this one in front of Grandpa Mackley's shoe store. The caption says "State Senator Earl Soelberg giving pennies to the shoemakers kids on Grand Avenue." Since Aunt LaWana, Mom and Uncle Bill were often together, then that would explain who the two little girls are (one is behind the other) and the little boy going into the shop.