This week, I have the last of my slides from the 1950s — family photos featuring relatives from my mom’s side of the family. The photo above shows my Uncle Howard (my mom’s big brother) and his wife, Betty, along with their eldest daughter Joyce. Betty passed away in 2006.
Some of my very favorite old family slides are the ones dating from the 1950s and 1960s; even if I don’t have very much information about where they were shot, it’s great to see vintage cars and places that may have completely changed over the decades since the photos were taken. And of course it’s wonderful to see my parents […]
Going through my family’s old slides can be a real adventure — I never know what I might find or if I’ll be able to sort out where each image belongs in relation to the other photos. Most of this week’s slides surfaced only recently, so I’m again discovering story fragments that I hope to piece together. I’m always delighted […]
July 1981 — I do remember a number of things about this summertime visit with my sister’s family in the San Diego area, partly because I’ve held onto my journal from that period. It tells me that I went along with my mom and my grandpa and we stayed from July 11th to the 18th (I think my dad must […]
Point Loma, San Diego — This picturesque and historic lighthouse high on Point Loma was in service for only 36 years, from 1855 to 1891. It was removed from service and replaced by a new lighthouse in a different location that wasn’t obscured by clouds and fog. I shared my own photos from this visit in October 2018.
I think it was April 1980 when I went along with my parents, my sister, and my niece and nephew to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Sadly, I barely paid any attention to the other historic ships because I was much too enthralled by the Star of India; I shared my photos from that day in October 2018 […]
This week, in honor of the holidays, I’m sharing some very nostalgic images dating from 1978 through the mid 1980s. I’m still working out exactly where and when some of them were shot, but they feature my niece and my two nephews surrounded by family and having fun with some new toys. Here’s hoping you are all finding ways to […]
July 1979 — This week, I have the last bunch of slides from Crater Lake, which will finish up my look back at our 1979 road trip to Canada. As I think back on it now, it feels like our visit to this incredible lake was only the briefest flash of time; I didn’t write much about the stop in […]
July 1979 — It was only a couple more days until Independence Day, and my mom, dad, and I were on the last leg of our Canadian road trip, making our way toward home. After leaving Portland, we drove east along the Columbia River as far as the Cascade Locks, where we planned to spend the night. Not too far […]