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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


Echoes Of The Past February 22, 2018

Filed under: Ballard Seattle,Belmont,Childhood,Climate,Memories — Janet @ 4:33 pm

I can hear it now – “No School All Schools All Day” in the following towns in the Boston area………..   That was the announcement on the radio at 7:30 a.m. if there had been a heavy snow fall or an ongoing blizzard.   That was in the 1940’s.  And it seems to be the same 80 years on.  Here in Seattle I heard it this morning.  We had about 2 inches of snow last night.  It’s beautiful!  No longer does it mean no school for me – it’s for my grandchildren.

IMG_5233   beautiful but this small amount of snow creates havoc on Seattle’s hilly streets



Exciting Times January 27, 2018

Filed under: Cheerleading,Family Photos,Memories,Nostalgia,Sports — Janet @ 5:20 pm

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IMG_5095      My granddaughter is among the Ballard High School Cheerleaders going to Vancouver Washington to participate in the State Championships.  I don’t know who was more excited, the cheerleaders themselves or the assembled parents and grandparent (me) to wave them goodby.  Many of the parents are going down to Vancouver today to continue their cheers.  Great fun.  Wish them luck!


Memories Of Long Ago November 14, 2017

Filed under: Architecture,Dublin Ireland,Memories,Train Travel,Travel — Janet @ 5:30 pm

23472895_10155929603183383_4413856134354096629_n  This is a photo of Heuston Station in Dublin Ireland.  It was posted on Facebook this morning by my recorder teacher Laoise O’Brien.  Heuston Station is the train terminus for North-South travel.  A beautiful building

When my husband Ian and I first lived in Dublin in 1968, he used to travel by train down to Cork quite regularly.  Hence, memories of Heuston Station.


Memory Clue September 10, 2017

Filed under: Clues,Colours,Memories,Postcards,St. Lucia — Janet @ 3:57 pm


There was something about this postcard – a sketch which immediately made me think of RAIN, a restaurant on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia back in the 1970’s.  I think it was the color green that did it.  In fact, the sketch is of buildings in Buenos Aires Argentina.

Using google search I find that RAIN is still there but is now called Chez Paul.



We lived in St Lucia from 1972-1974.  In those far gone years St Lucia was a relatively undeveloped tourist destination.  A treasure for our young family of 3 little boys.



Puzzling Photo August 7, 2017

Filed under: Memories — Janet @ 4:32 pm


I spent a lot of time in the past few days scanning photographs in my collection.  My husband and I are puzzled by this one.  The following was inscribed on the back of the photo.


It’s quite fascinating delving into the past by looking at old photographs.  Memories are stirred and there are distortions and variations as more and more time passes.  For example, with the above photo we have a number of clues but it seems to be out of place.    We knew Andrew Ligale and Erica Mann in Kenya in the 1960’s.  But Ian’s attendance at the RTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute) Summer Schools was in the early 1970’s.