April 20, 2009

Ten things I am a sucker for*

1. Good harmonica playing
2. All white clothing, especially when worn with brown sandals.
3. Anything made from the fabric Modal(TM). It's light and heavy at the same time--and so soft!
4. Kitties
5. Sliced ripe tomatoes with salt
6. Chocolate covered peppermint (dark chocolate)
7. A good game of Boggle (or bridge or Scrabble)
8. Plexiglass things (thickly made and sleekly designed)
9. Paper and pens and colors and fabrics
10. Old black and white photographs.

*Being a sucker for something means that you wish time would stop when you are with it. 

A treat: Some black and white photos from my own personal collection (and one that does not belong here, of me playing the harmonica on a camping trip. I believe I was attempting Kumba Ya!)

I believe this is my maternal grandfather as a child with his mother and brother. It's funny that until I scanned this photo tonight I never realized there is a fourth person in this photo. See her? (Click on photo to enlarge). I have no idea who she could be. She is behind the boy on the right hand side. My grandfather was born in 1896, so if I am correct in believing it is him, this photo must be 100 years old! (Laundry runs in our family!)

This is my dad, all duded up for my Uncle Charlie's wedding.

This is Cathy and me; I think the photo is from 1964.

This is my mother as a young girl.

This is my mother as a small child. 

This is me, 'round the campfire, playing my harmonica while dying of smoke inhalation. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, love those photos. I personally remember the hamonica playing incident, and am glad to have the song confirmed after all these years. I must admit that it was a bit difficult to identify the tune oh way back when;) Puss o kram, Barbara