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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.

IMG_3231

 

On The Subject Of Family Homes, Old and Not So Old May 30, 2017

Filed under: Family,Family history,Family memories,Family photographs — Janet @ 11:37 pm

   This was our family home in Dublin Ireland, we were the first owners in 1969.  It was ours from 1969 to 2009.  We sold it when we moved Seattle.

23evinea Gilman Bryant  the home of Gilman Bryant in Newark Ohio  He was my Great Great Grandfather and one of the original settlers

Dad's childhood home Buena Vista Hill Newark Ohio  my father’s childhood home in Newark Ohio

 

 

Another Old Homestead

IMG_3236  This is the house in Winchester where my grandparents and great aunt lived from the mid 1920’s to early 1940.  They moved from Omaha Nebraska back to the Boston area when my mother was 12 years old.  Her sisters were 17 and 11.

I was told by the present owner that the house is 100 years old – first built in 1917.  My mother and father were married in this house in December 1935.

  My Great Aunt Gussie(Auntie) and my Grandfather (Fred) and Grandmother May on the front porch of the Winchester house, 1939