Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

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

 

IMG_0003

 

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

IMG_5630

 

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

IMG_1127

IMG_1125

 

IMG_1137

 

Man With A Black Beard March 19, 2018

Filed under: Family Photos,Memories — Janet @ 10:29 pm

2017_07_08_12_14_52.pdf000  Does anyone recognize this man?  This is my husband Ian post chicken pox.  In Fiji, 1974

 

I Loved My Dog

2017_07_11_14_07_10.pdf025  photo from 1949, approx    Belmont Mass

 

A Day At The Races March 4, 2018

Filed under: Apex Team,Bicycling,Cycling,Family,Family Photos — Janet @ 5:25 pm

28514984_10160041891700481_6199697875412823947_o

Yesterday marked the start of the cycling season – racing that is.  It was a chilly and foggy morning in the valley near Auburn south of Seattle.  Here is son James about to be launched – family members are gathered round.  It was a time trial wth cyclists starting every 30 seconds.  5 miles out, 5 miles return, taking approximately 28 minutes.  Various teams were represented.  James is with the Apex Team – they were well represented in the various categories.

James start time was about 9:20 and the fog had considerably dispersed by then.  That’s me to the left trying to get him at the start.   Grandson Sean is the supporter just to the right and James’ wife Susan is there in green.