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…….

knittingoldlady

 

 

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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