Thursday, December 11, 2008

Scanners Aweigh my Boys, Scanners Aweigh...


I have been busily scanning, a few hundred down with a thousand to go, is feels like that. I have run across a few more photos and am posting a few more of these unearthed gems. Scenes that can only make a parent smile, such as a couple of sleeping cherubs aged 1 month and 2 years.




On the other hand, somebody named Ralph has has had enough of an arduous photo shoot, and demonstrably so. Yet parents Ralph and Eileen are keeping their smiles on while partaking in this memory.




Fast forward to April 21 1996. I have returned with my new used wheelchair van, a 1989 Dodge B250 RAM. It was huge, averaged 14 MPG (then about $1.40/gal), and handled like a barge. I drove VWs and Nissans prior, and liked smaller vehicles. But what price independence? I now had the ability to get around and figure out a way to pay for the gas later...


Finally, another of Grandpa on the boardwalk in Atlantic City. My
guess is in the late 1940s, given the cut of the suit. As noted in the past, I think his idea of casual Friday was to remove the tie. A view of AC in its heyday, way before the casinos. It looks good, and the salty breezes of the Atlantic worked as well as A/C (maybe)...

I live for the day and the future. But I hope to complete archives of these gems soon. Even as I dig further into ancient history, it almost seems that I am if I adhering to the lyrics to the old Jethro Tull song:

"Oh, we won’t give in,
We’ll keep living in the past"


5 comments:

Leora said...

Grandpa in Atlantic City is a great portrait. It would look good in sepia, too. All of these pics tell so much about you.

Linda said...

I think my grandfather was the same way - just remove the tie and that was it. It was a much more civilized time back then I think.

Love all the walks down Memory Lane that you share with us with these scanned pictures and I bet you're having a good time reliving all of these moments, too!

Bond said...

Love the shot of you squirming out of dad's lap...classic

OH and grandpa Ernest never had that top button undone...until he was MUCH older...then he kicked back!

Have a great weekend Sir

Patti said...

I love the old pictures, even if I have to wait my turn for the computer. Scan, scan, scan...

Just kidding, my dear. That photo of our children makes me smile.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

There was 6 of us and it was impossible to get us to sit still. someone was always acting up. but they are priceless.