Friday, January 20, 2012

Old Photo's

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!
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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!
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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.
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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.

Take care,
edgar

31 comments:

Shirlee said...

What a wonderful find Edgar! I just love old photos! Blessings, Shirlee

Laura said...

Such great photos! I have very few of my dad as a child either. I did recently find an old school pic of my grandfather though. It was from the early 1920s and I think he was maybe 8 or 9. Very cool!

dixiesamplar said...

Awesome snaps, Edgar; your dad was an adorable baby and handsome young man. And what a treasure to find them...

Try to stay dry my friend!!

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Photos like that are quite a find. Looking at them, I realized that I've only seen photos of my dad as a teenager and older. Not too many of my mom as a child either. I guess back in the 20's and 30's, large families didn't have the means to take a lot of pictures. I just treasure the photos I have!
Cathy

Catherine said...

What a great find ~ and how cute is your dad in those pictures!

Penny said...

What sweet pictures of your dad! He sure was a cute little fella. :)
Sounds like the perfect cozy weekend - made just for staying in and stitching. Have fun! :)

geeky Heather said...

What a handsome fellow your dad was! Oh, it would be so nice to be stuck in the house for a couple days but the hubby has promised to judge a pinewood derby tomorrow at 8:30am! X(

Margaret said...

Love the pics of your dad! It's so great to find treasures like this by happenstance.

Peggy Lee said...

What a super find Edgar! Next time you go rummaging around in the attic let me know....I have a few hardhats here you could borrow. They have saved my head many times over at work! :o)

Milly~ said...

What great photos of your dad...truly family treasures.

Barb said...

What a handsome young man! The pictures are treasures.

Denise said...

So glad you found the pictures! Here's an idea:
take them and have copies made, frame them and there's a great gift for your brother & sister (and mom!)....
I continue to thoroughly enjoy your blog, it's great and I love your writing style.
Many blessings...

CalamityJr said...

What a wonderful find. Did you look for more old boxes up there???

Mouse said...

ohhhh wow that was a find *passes Edgar a brolly just in case needs to go out in the rain .... and you look like your dad too :)especially in the last photo :) enjoy your stitchy weekend :) love mouse xxxx

Gabi said...

What a great find. It must have sweetened up the Attic experience enormously.
Wishing you a lovely weekend

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness - what wonderful, irreplaceable treasures! Reading this reminded me of the scene from the Chevy Chase movie, "Christmas Vacation". I'm so happy you have the pictures - they can be so precious and tangible links to those we miss so much.

Julie said...

Your dad was a very handsome chap.
Hope he weather is better for your weekend - have fun!

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing! I have only ever seen one or two pictures of my parents (they were born within 10 years of your father). My dad took tons of pictures of me when I was a baby (I was the first born). By time my youngest sister was born (she is fourth in line), he had lost interest in taking pictures of babies, so there are very few pictures of her as a small child.

I love the new blogger comment format - I try to respond to all the comments on my blog - someone took the time to leave a comment, I think it's important that I respond. There is nothing that irks me more than being the only commenter on a blog, and never, ever, get an acknowledgement from the blogger. (Obviously, I'm not talking about you - you have always been so polite in sending me a note - it always makes my day that you take the time to respond to comments!)

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely snaps Edgar, as usual. They all look wonderful. (The pics, I mean. We have some old piccys, but they're much more faded.)

Edgar said...

It is a shame that older snaps fade so - I was just lucky.

Edgar said...

My dad took so may snaps of all of us - there are just boxes of photo's and boxes upon boxes of slides.

Edgar said...

The weather is the weather - and it let me stay in and stitch and watch some great flicks.

Edgar said...

I think that's a great film and try and catch it every year - I really should just get a DVD for my collection.

Edgar said...

It really did - and I was a little less grumpy after finding the photos. :)

Edgar said...

I usually just walk about getting wet - I do enjoy the rain... unless it is really coming down in buckets - then out comes the trusty umbrella.

Edgar said...

I did look about a bit more, didn't find much else of interest - after a while I was just way to wet with sweat and just had to get out of the attic.

Edgar said...

Thanks Barb!!

Edgar said...

How true - I love having old family photo's and have quite a hoard from the past of them.

Edgar said...

What a super idea!!

Thanks for your sweet words - sometimes I worry that what I write will come off bad or someone will take offense... but I can't worry about that. :)

Edgar said...

I really needed one - what I caught my head on were some of the nails from the shingles poking through - they are just bear pints and whapping my noggin on one of them was not pleasant!! Ouch!

Denise said...

I'm so glad you found these photos of your dad. What a treasure. Now it's time to shop the estate sales for some frames!