Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sepia Scenes - Baby Michele









Mary's Sepia Scenes and Jersey shore memories work hand-in-hand.

Today, I highlight big sister Michele, whose birthday is this week. She was the first of seven siblings, born 14 months before me. I was the baby in this era.

But as first born, Michele had a reddish blonde hair with the cute curls. At a year and some months, much has been learned yet far more to be discovered. She sits by our father with something (wondering what it can be) on her radar screen...
I remember the top view, the table top could be put up over the kitchen storage cabinet. And we can see the radio, a Motorola naturally, on the bottom shelf. And Dad looking so relaxed and vacation-y in the shirt.

Michele in her sun hat is ready for a photo shoot on the beach. She seems intrigued by somebody, probably the photographer (aka: Grandpa)A Happy Birthday is always in store for big sister Michele!

19 comments:

Leora said...

Michele was such a cutie! What adorable photos. Happy Birthday, indeed, Michele!

Linda said...

Those are some great family photos and Michelle looks like she was a very happy child.

A big happy birthday to your big sister!

Mona Sweden said...

Lovely old photos. Happy birthday to Michele!

Mikabella said...

Loveley phots as allways! There are alot of love shining throu.

Kram från Sverige :)

kaye said...

love her soft little curls :)

foto CHIP said...

It's a lovely sepia scene and good memories :) Hope your sister will have a great birthday :)

Amanda said...

She was a very cute child! Great memories and you are so good with them!

maryt/theteach said...

I trust she's still adorable, Ralph! Happy Birthday, Michele! These are great shots I can feel the family connection! :)

awarewriter said...

Both images are great memories Ralph, but the first portrait is something special.

Michele said...

Thanks Bro! I love you!

Marice said...

aww she's really cute! love that locks! :)

u may view mine here

awarewriter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting Ralph. You hit it right with the idea of using the digital darkroom to improve the contrast of the old B&W print as a preliminary step. Contrast is essential to monochrome photography.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Awww That's so sweet & she's just so cuuute! heheheee
Sea, sand, family, & fun! Couldn't ask for anything more!!!

LDH said...

Really love these shots of your sister ! pretty blond curls and chubby little arms and hands. Melts my heart every time!

Just came from another post about a Jersey shore. Brigatine holds many happy memories for me as my brother-in-law owned a home there while our kids were growing up.

We live about a hour from there and going "down" the shore is an often repeated summer trip. (Ocean City is our spot).

Nice visiting with you!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your sister was very cute! I hope she had a wonderful birthday!

JewWishes said...

Happy birthday, Michele!

What wonderful images, Ralph, as always, I enjoy your sepia photos.

Irene said...

Lovely old photos! And thanks for visiting!

Sistertex said...

So very sweet.

IvyC. said...

These are precious images - A "Jewel"!