Thursday, December 1, 2016

TBT: Pennsylvania Summer of 1967

These are some of the photos I had not seen for over 30 years. This set surprised me quite a bit as I did not recall coming back to Maryland from Texas before my 1st son was born. Good thing I didn't go into labor here because then he wouldn't be a Texan! I am with my father, my tall father who was 6'4 and I was considered tall at 5'7. Believe me, I never never wanted to be short.

Since the sign up on the right says First Bank of York, one might think it was York but if I recall correctly, we often met up with the Tamaqua crew in Harrisburg. Why these meet ups? My Nana alternated her time with my parents, my Aunt Florence in Tamara, and my Aunt Ruthie in various places over the years - the Philadelphia  area,  Upper Montclair NJ and at this time, probably Towson MD.

From left to right we have Nana, my Aunt Florence's sister Mary McGee and I'll have to leave the man for my cousin Joe to identify. I suspect it might be Florence and Mary's brother Jerry.

My mother finally got in a photo! though my father was the main photographer in the family until I took over that role. I loved that dress though blue was not my best color. btw, most all my maternity clothes were made by my mother and grandmother and true to form, I almost always balked at standing on the kitchen table so they could hem them accurately! My head almost hit the ceiling in the kitchen but still I just hated that part of the process. What a spoiled thing I was! The green dress my mother is wearing was mine and I think it was Liberty of London lawn, fabric we bought  in England back in 1965. Such a fabulous feel to that fabric. 

Isn't it amazing how little details stick in your memory from old photos!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

yes, it's Tuesday so what can I say

I don't know where Monday went or really where much of today went but there it is. The afternoon has arrived and the sun is setting. But I did manage to get another week of Project Life done and in aid of catching up, I'll add two weeks today.

November is a favorite month of mine, no longer hot but once again, the weather has vacillated from brisk to what I call San Diego weather at night. Some days the heat is on and some evenings it's a bit warm when it's bedtime. Maryland is variable!

Week 45 was sunny a lot of the time and yet it was the start of oatmeal for breakfast. Actually that only lasted for a bit and I went back to a hard boiled egg or two. 

The above page has one photo bit blurred out for someone else's privacy, and because it is not a full 3600 dpi image it's not as clear. But you get the point.

But this looks like November, big clouds but almost no rain, warm days so that the lavendar bloomed yet one more time! and new winter clothes were ordered for some travel. Hopefully, that doesn't mean it will be too hot for me next month!

btw, these two last pages have black as the background which I rarely do but I liked it a lot. Not likely to happen in December but fun for the occasional week.  cya later!

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