Memory Monday, Week 131

During Christmas and summertime school breaks back in the early 1980s, I got pretty used to spending roughly eight hours on the road, driving to Southern California in my parents’ VW camper to visit my eldest sister’s family. Once there, we usually stayed for about a week and found time to visit various local attractions — Disneyland, the San Diego […]

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Memory Monday, Week 130

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 […]

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Memory Monday, Week 129

I was going to start off this week with pictures from the early 1980s but decided instead to go further back in time — to the 1950s! I’m not sure how this particular group of images relate to each other, but they were in a bunch and are from about the same time frame. I’ve never visited Shasta Dam, but […]

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Memory Monday, Week 128

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 […]

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Memory Monday, Week 126

June-July 1979 — We had started out from Vancouver, British Columbia, early on the morning of June 30 and caught one of the B.C. ferries, the Queen of Saanich, which carried us to Swartz Bay, outside Victoria. Our plan was to board the ferry Coho in the morning and reach Port Angeles by around noon. But things didn’t go quite […]

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Memory Monday, Week 124

June 1979 — Back in August 2017 (beginning with Memory Monday, Week 39) I shared the photos I took during my family’s 1979 road trip through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. But missing from my collection were any images from our visit to Vancouver, B.C. — so I’m very happy that my mom recently discovered these photos that she […]

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Mexico Monday redux, Week 17

I confess that not all this week’s images are from Mexico, so it’s a bit of a mixture of Mexico Monday and Memory Monday — but they are the last of the slides grouped together in small boxes, so I present them here today. I’ll start off with pictures from a holiday trip I took with my mom and dad […]

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