Sunday, January 20, 2013

Whimsical Windows - St. Paul Skating Siblings

St. Paul Minnesota, Michele, Ralph, Claudia, Terry - 1959
Same house, 1983
Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors is back, and our gracious host Toby invites us to look foe portals and portholes, be they unique or fun. Stylish and/or classic is not what we see today, but memories from long ago in St Paul Minnesota.

To the left, siblings Michele (4), myself (3) and Claudia (2) are with Aunt Terry, and we were on our way to go Ice skating at a rink somewhere in the Twin Cities. The date stamp on the B&W print says January '59 (it looks like that era of suburban tract homes) at our house.

To the right, I fast forward to August of 1983 where I was visiting St Paul. Without satellite maps, Mapquest, etc. I piloted my rental Toyota, found the house and captured same. Both photos were unearthed on Friday, and the idea of a post took hold - the late 1950s memories, albeit faded, are fun...


Lesley said...

I hope you weren't disappointed when you found the house. It looks not much different - even down to the little letter slot!

Sara said...

I like the pine cone decor hanging on the front door too, in the 1959 photo. It's fun to take these trips down memory lane.

toby said...

How fun to visit the past! And isn't it amazing how well we all managed to get along without all of the online luxuries of today :)