Sunday, February 19, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Bayside Style

Happy Birthday Michele...highlighting big sister Michele on her birthday!


For Toby’s Whimsical Windows / Delirious Doors, I return to the scanned photos. The door here is from an era, and posted a few times before. Delirious for sure, and whimsy galore… 

The date stamp says we are in April 1957 at our family, the place being our first apartment on 35th Avenue in Bayside, Queens, New York City. I'd say the building dates back to 1920-1925. Note the mail slot. In an e-commerce era, that may be considered a bit archaic, although I’d prefer nostalgic…

The are myself at two, sister Michele at three years. In the second, we add Aunt Terry at fifteen, and Grandma Agnes at what we define as ageless, and by herself a lady…

Michele and I were dressed appropriately nice for our first trip into the City (Manhattan) with Grandpa and the aforementioned ladies, in our new outfits. Being two, I do not remember the visit - the but many tall buildings surely left an impression. The look of the day is so well shown on the ladies – although, sitting down in those smart and slender wool outfits may have proven a challenge…
also posted as part of Tina's 29 Days

5 comments:

Lesley said...

It is nice to have these little snippets of past homes in our photos. Your aunt does not at all look like she would be fifteen!
And that mailslot, while not quite yet archaic, is certanily far too small for much of the mail we get nowadays.

toby said...

Oh, Ralph, those are really lovely! You and your sister are the very image of innocence, and that door really does bring back memories. And I agree with Lesley - your aunt is a very mature 15!
Thanks so much for playing along in WWDD!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another participant in WWDD. What a sweet tribute to your sister, I have been doing a similar task myself transferring old photos.

Linnea said...

Thanks for a little glimpse of history!

Willow said...

Happy Birthday to your sister. I was also mesmerized by your aunt's posh hat.

The mail slot is a great detail.