Two weeks ago for Memory Monday I shared photos of the kids tearing into their presents during Christmas 1983, and this week you can see them after the toys were all assembled and ready for action. You can probably tell this was Southern California (Anaheim) by the fact they were wearing short sleeves and no jackets despite it being late […]
I’m just about to the end of my slide collection, but I came across these images of Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe, probably shot in the mid 1960s, which I had scanned and then forgotten about. Not a half bad way to finish out the year! I’m not yet sure where Memory Monday will be going from here, but I’ve […]
With the holidays drawing ever closer, it seems a good time to look back, both today and next Monday, at some slide images from Christmas past. I shared at least some of these pictures back in May 2017, but happily I recently had the chance to re-scan them and come up with more vivid and realistic colors. They were shot […]
I first visited, and explored, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, during the spring of 1974 (I shared my photos of that trip back in June 2017); but my images this week all date from 1983 — when we didn’t enter the ship but went only as far as the parking lot. Nowadays, the Queen Mary is closed for […]
It’s actually been a couple of months since I checked out the completed renovations at the beach/picnic area of Negro Bar State Park — but ever since I shot these images I’ve been meaning to go back through my archives and find some of my earlier photos of the area as it’s looked at various times over the past seven […]
I’ve posted some of these photos before, including back in 2017, but this is the first time I’ve rescanned them and got better results with the colors (although not always perfect). All of these images date from the first half of 1983 and were shot in and around my parents’ house.
Back in early May of this year, I shared some slide images from 1985 featuring the area around Jackson, California — specifically Daffodil Hill and Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park (Chaw’se). This week I’ve got a handful of previously overlooked slides from that same Gold Country trip. I can’t tell you exactly when they were shot, but the processing date […]
One of our first stops whenever we head over to the Northern California coast is Doran Regional Park. The Big Guy has been using this small corner of Bodega Bay to retrieve ghost shrimp (used as bait) for something like 30 years now. Even if we somehow forget to check the tide tables or even the local weather, stopping to […]
This post was originally published as Memory Monday, Week 81, in August 2018. This week I’m wrapping up my series of Korean War photos; I know a lot of you have been enjoying it, and I very much appreciate all your likes and shares. I think my final group of photos really encapsulates what my dad’s experience at Johnson Air Base was like. As before, I’ve put double quotes around any explanatory notes written on the back of the photos.