Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Look Back

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Good Morning,

I'm setting the time machine back to a period from 1988 to 1991. It is difficult to be exact with scanned photos. The photos were taken in Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire. Enjoy.

My cousin Katie at one of our many Easter Egg Hunts in Stamford, CT

We were young at one time. Sadly this photo was badly underexposed and adjusting it brought out all the film grain. One of the perils of not having automatic exposure.

I like this photo of Ginny, but as with the previous shot, it was badly underexposed.

When we built our house there was a large sand pile. The kids decided to bury Erik. Watching him climb out of this was pretty funny.

I love this photo of Matt (on right of Megan) and his friends on top of Mount Monadnock. Notice that no one is looking at a smart phone (they didn't exist).

Another favorite shot. No smart phones but Matt had a walkman.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Pickles - November 12, 2004

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I was going through the photo archives when I came across this photo of Pickles taken in November 2004. He was the toughest cat we ever had, gentle with humans but deadly for rodents. He loved to be outdoors and was impervious to weather. One time he disemboweled a rabbit that was almost the same size as he was.

He shared the home with our cat Buster who was a bully but Pickles had none of that and held him off when he had to.

One day he didn't return but I know he went down fighting.

“Books, Cats, Life is Good.” - Edward Gorey

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Chicken Wings and Dancing - November 11, 2006

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Wendy and Bob Grippardi have held a number of "theme" parties over the years. In November of 2006, we competed for the  best chicken wings recipe. I'm not sure who won, but it was a good time.

Western wear was encouraged as part of the theme

Luanne got into the mood

Dick Keddy

Wouldn't be a party without some dancing

Ginny gets funky

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

West Coast Village Life - Group Photos

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Group photos taken in fishing villages on the west coast of Vancouver Island, probably in the early 1950s. 

My wife (left) with her mom and siblings. 

It must have been a chilly day

My wife's mom. When I asked what her name was, my wife replied "I just called her Mom". My wife was one of the many children that were sent to the Residential Schools where they were forbidden to speak their language or practice their culture. As a result she was separated from her parents and missed out really knowing them. I visited one of the schools she attended in 1974 and posted a few photos and background information which can be found by clicking on this link.

This photo reminds me of ones of my own family when we try to organize them. Everyone is doing their own thing.

These children display all the emotions.

One of my favorites, my wife (with dog), her sister and mom on the Pier at Ceepeecee.