Gentle Readers and Dear Friends the rains they are a' fallin!! It started with a drizzle yesterday afternoon and sort of kept up on and off (more on) for the rest of the day and evening. Now, we are to expect the second "wave" of this first of the winter storms late this evening and through the weekend. Looks like a it will be a stay at home and stitch kind of couple of days!!! No complaints here!
Last night I did next to no stitching so I didn't bother with a snaperoo
- but I'll have a couple of snaps on Monday I am sure!
At my Mom's house over Christmas I was the first in town so I put up her tree. Which involved me climbing up a rickety pull down attic ladder - and a'scratching around in her attic looking for the damn thing AND the decorations - while I was up there I came across a ratty old box and because I was not happy to be dirty, dusty and sweaty - and I had banged my head twice - I sat there bitching a blue streak and thought I would take a look - I found some great old photos of my Dad as a child.
On the left is he is 4 months old so that would have Christmas of 1931 and on the right he is 7 - 1938
There are so few pictures of my Dad or for that matter my mom either, as a child that this was a real find. Knowing how we three ( my brother and sister and I) had been photographed almost daily (or so it seemed) it seems so strange to have so few photos of my parents as children. My Dad loved photography and even taught it for a while, so there are boxes upon boxes of our growing up and the minutia of our lives - I guess that's what sparked my interest in photography.
On the left he is 8 - 1939 and on the right he is 10 in 1941
So between these four photographs and when he was a Senior in High School - at Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, NC - there are no pictures out there that I know.
There you go sports fans - another week has flown by and we get two glorious days off!! Thanks for stopping by and for you great comments - How does everyone like the new Blogger Format?? I am getting used to it - I like being able to reply in the Comments section to things. Do stop by again.