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Immersed In Memories July 2, 2018

Filed under: Family photographs,Family Photos — Janet @ 6:48 pm

I have a huge ongoing project to digitize all my photographs.  The photographs have been extracted from albums and a preliminary sorting by topic has been completed by Susan (my daughter-in-law).  There are 20 white boxes.   Scanning has been started – this morning I finished one box, mostly Miller family photos going back to my childhood and beyond, e.g. a baby photo of my father dating from his 1st birthday July 16, 1892.

2018_07_02_09_42_55.pdf035  Joseph B Miller, age 1, July 16, 1892

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering The War Years May 27, 2018

 

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My brother and sisters and me – on a visit to my brother stationed at Fort Devens in Fitchburg Mass

IMG_0001  another wartime photo – my brother on a visit home  (I am peeking out the window)       This might have been the weekend which stirs a vivid memory of coming home from church on a Sunday morning and unexpectently seeing my brother at the top of the street.  Thrilled – I ran up the hill and into his arms.  I was 7 or 8 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembering My Brother May 26, 2018

Filed under: Family Photos,Memories — Janet @ 2:34 pm

It’s Memorial Day weekend and I am thinking especially of my brother who served in the U.S. Navy in World War 2.

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf016  I was only 5 years old when he enlisted in 1942.

 

Man Meets Cat May 22, 2018

Filed under: Cats,Family Photos,Fizz,Tech Problems — Janet @ 8:26 pm

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I rather like this photo of my husband speaking to Fizz the cat.  But I agree with my son that the picture is blurry.  He maintains that I should use my phone for picture taking.  But the trouble with that I found was that I somehow ended up with short videos.  Modern technology, grr.

 

Remembering May 1, the date my maternal grandmother was born – May 1, 1872 May 2, 2018

Filed under: Ancestors,Family history,Family Photos,Family Tree,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:37 am

IMG_0009   Not quite the photo I was looking for – this is my grandmother as a young mother holding my mother born April 7 1912 in Minneapolis Minnesota

 

50 Years Ago April 2, 2018

2018_04_02_09_34_45.pdf000  50 years ago in February 1968 this starry-eyed couple were wed in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Nairobi, Kenya

We haven’t celebrated the actual date – I was visiting one of our sons in London and Dublin.  And Ian remained here in Seattle – too infirm to make the trip.

I’ve been wanting to mark the 50 year milestone though by writing a bit on my blog and including some photos taken long ago in those early years.

to be continued

 

Easter Sunday 2018 April 1, 2018

IMG_1121  Ballard First Lutheran, Seattle

IMG_1123  Choir waiting to process

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_1126   Opening hymn

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