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Remembering The Good Times September 29, 2017

Filed under: Family,Family memories,Family Photos — Janet @ 3:24 am

2017_09_28_20_20_22.pdf000  My sisters and me at the farm in Milford New Hampshire       some years ago

 

45 Years On August 2, 2017

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I’m trying to scan a postcard and I keep getting it saved as pdf.  Frustrating.  It’s a postcard which I wrote 45 years ago and it didn’t reach its destination.  I didn’t have the latest postal address for my sister.  Her RFD number had been changed to a road address.    So the card was returned to me in St. Lucia.  We were new to the island but the postal service found us easily.  It was a small island!

If you click on the reference given above you can see the card of sailing near The Pitons in Soufriere in St Lucia West Indies.  And what I wrote is found below.

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Memories Of Fiji July 9, 2017

Filed under: Family memories,Family photographs,Uncategorized — Janet @ 12:57 am

2017_07_08_12_14_52.pdf000  A bearded man, post chicken pox     1976

2017_07_08_15_53_09.pdf000  an aspiring weaver

2017_07_08_17_53_58.pdf000  the three wizards

 

 

Happy Fourth Of July Weekend July 2, 2017

Filed under: Bangladesh,Family memories — Janet @ 4:35 pm

IMG_3616  Do I look patriotic enough?

I’m reminded of the most memorable Fourth of July our peripatetic family ever spent.  That weekend in 1979 marked our acceptance to membership in the American Club in Dhaka Bangladesh.  What a change that made in our expat lives.  A swimming pool for the boys and tennis courts for us.  Wow.

 

Random Vintage Photos June 15, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Family memories,Family photographs,Family Photos — Janet @ 7:49 pm

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf013  My cat (and dog) 1950

 

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf002  Me imprisoned 1938

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf016  Very proud of my brother  1943

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf024  family gathering   1944   starting from the left -my mother and me, my grandfather, my grandfather’s sister “Auntie”, my mother’s older sister Libbie and her 2 daughters Kitty and Betsy, my mother’s younger sister Alice and 2 of her sons Bill and Bobby

 

The Shop That Was June 12, 2017

2017_06_11_16_44_01.pdf000 vintage postcard

Summer is on its way.  This is the art supplies and clothing shop where I lived and worked in the summer of 1957.  I was the live-in cook and shop assistant. It was located in Perkins Cove and the fishermen stored their dories underneath my room – there to the left of the structure.  I had only to cross the street to walk the Marginal Way to the beach every morning.  What a golden summer!

But this was a long time ago.  The owners eventually sold the shop and it was transformed into Barnacle Billy’s – a very popular restaurant.  Nevertheless I have my treasured memories of the Brush & Needle Studio, established in 1917, the oldest Gift Shop in Ogunquit.

 

PreMemorial Day Visit May 31, 2017

On the weekend before Memorial Day I was visiting home territory in Boston Massachusetts.  While there I visited the cemetery in Winchester where my father and my maternal grandparents and great aunt are buried.  I had been wanting to do this for a long time.  My last and only previous visit to the Winchester cemetery had been 60 years ago in August 1957, the day of my grandfather’s funeral.

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