This post was originally published in June 2018 as Memory Monday, Week 72. My post is running a little late today; Memory Monday turned into Migraine Monday unfortunately! This week I have a few photos from a road trip my parents took to the Oregon coast. I’m not sure what year it was but I’m guessing late 1940s or early 1950s. Notes on the back indicate the two images side by side below are of a bridge “not far north of Redding,” and the photo on the right depicts the east end. “The guard rail doesn’t match very well but you can get the idea anyway (I hope).” Next week I’ll start in on some of the many photos my dad shot while he was stationed in Japan during the Korean war. Quite a few of these I’ve been unable to identify — but they’re pretty cool anyway!
My photo albums probably contain more pictures of fishing trips and fish caught over the years than of any other subject. Our fishing outings have included trips to the ocean, Folsom Lake, Clear Lake, Berryessa, Lake Oroville, the Delta, Lake Natoma, and plenty of other bodies of water, large and small, in Northern California. We’ve fished from the shore and […]
I mentioned last Monday that I was having a hard time grouping my newly found images into themes. This next bunch focuses on my family and some of the changes we’ve gone through. I really like the photo above because we included our dogs (and my dog, Phoebe, is sitting on my foot). Next week I’ll have a few […]
This week was meant to be my last installment of Memory Monday — but I started digging around in my old photos and found a small stack of extra images I hadn’t yet shared. Other than this week’s bunch of Disneyland photos (most of which were shot by my mom), I can’t really group them by theme other than dogs, […]
Since I mentioned the San Diego Zoo in last week’s post, I decided to dig out the old prints from my visit back in 1981. I’m certain it’s changed quite a lot since then although I haven’t had a chance to go back to Balboa Park. In 1981 my sister and her family were living in El Cajon, and my […]
NOTE: I wrote this post two days ago, on August 24, but I couldn’t get it to publish on my phone. So here it is, a couple of days late. Today I visited the mall in San Francisco’s Japantown — and I could barely manage to drag myself away from the place! I’m really not much of a shopper and I don’t care about the latest trends or (most of) the cute toys, but I found myself wanting to take home one of everything. It’s all too easy to fill up your shopping basket at Daiso, because most of the items cost only $1.50, and nothing is more than $5. And then there’s the bookstore, Kinokuniya — but I’ll save that confession for later! Let’s just say I’m going to desperately miss the Japan Center Mall when I return home.
Life is always better when you have something to look forward to — no matter how small that something might be. Right now, I’m looking forward to my vacation in mid August. In fact, I’m so obsessed with my upcoming adventure that I’ve actually got a countdown app on my phone! That seemed like a fun idea at the time […]
My post is running a little late today; Memory Monday turned into Migraine Monday unfortunately! This week I have a few photos from a road trip my parents took to the Oregon coast. I’m not sure what year it was but I’m guessing late 1940s or early 1950s. Notes on the back indicate the two images side by side below […]
Welcome back to Memory Monday after a two-week break! My next series features a collection of black and white prints dating from the late 1940s and early 1950s. My mom discovered these prints a few months back, and I organized them into a photo album for her. Most of the pictures were apparently shot by my dad while he was […]