Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Feelings Of Alienation? Belonging? etc June 18, 2018

Filed under: Books,Memories,Novels — Janet @ 3:38 pm

IMG_5723  Americanah by Chimanda Ngozi Adichie.  A wonderful book and particularly appropriate reading after numerous discussions last weekend at my 60th reunion at Middlebury College in Vermont.

 

In Anticipation……. May 27, 2018

Filed under: Memories,Middlebury College — Janet @ 4:03 pm

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In anticipation of my 60th reunion from Middlebury College in Vermont I am posting this photo of myself along with 4 close friends at our 50th reunion, June 2008.  It’s weird, a decade has passed since this photo was taken.  Time to reminisce again.

What will I wear??

That college on the hill………

I’m trying to add a picture taken at my graduation.  IMG_0001

From leFt to right: my mother’s sister Aunt Libby, Aunt Libby’s daughter my cousin Betsy, me, my mother, my sister-in-law Lil (my brother’s wife)

 

Some days I feel I can relate to this woman…….

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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.

 

Slinky Malinki April 2, 2018

Filed under: Cats,Memories,Photography,Photos — Janet @ 5:16 pm

2018_04_02_10_05_56.pdf000Years ago in Dublin we had a black cat that we named Slinky Malinki.  Here he is atop a fence and scratching and digging his claws in, just like our current cat Katerina.  Tops of fences are excellent surveillance posts.  That aside, I liked the morning shadow of the cat on the wall behind.  Memories.

2018_04_02_10_19_08.pdf000  Slinki poised to pounce on the bird feeder.

 

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

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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

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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.

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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.