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Photo From Long Ago August 11, 2017

Filed under: Family photographs,Family Photos,Vintage Photographs — Janet @ 5:56 pm

2017_08_11_10_43_37.pdf000  That’s a dad helping his son – before we had Lego.  The son is now in his 40’s and the dad in his 80’s.  The photo was taken in 1975 in the living room of our house in Dublin Ireland.

(I’m scanning my photo collection so keep reading this blog to see more memories.)

 

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

 

 

Some Photos From Our Week In Connecticut June 30, 2017

Filed under: Family photographs,Family Photos — Janet @ 2:46 am

IMG_3589 view from 36 Red, venue for our 17th birthday lunch

IMG_3585  the party people

IMG_3577  Holly – the new puppy who stayed at home

IMG_3573  Holly likes to watch the painters

IMG_3563   Holly in her bed – she is such a sweet little puppy and she gets up to all sorts of mischief

IMG_3553  Lunch at Marlay’s in Essex, 3 generations

 

 

A Day In Mystic Connecticut June 27, 2017

We had a 17th birthday celebratory lunch at 36Red on the river in Mystic Connecticut.  Almost within sight of the Draken Harald – the Viking Ship which sailed the Atlantic in 2016 and wintered in Mystic.  A beauty of a day with good weather, delicious food, successful shopping, superb company, etc etc.  Superlatives galore for our oldest grandson’s 17th birthday.  IMG_4834

 

And I even did some knitting too!  knittingoldlady

 

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

 

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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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