Thursday, February 12, 2009


I’ve been thinking about My Tiny Kingdom’s Flashback Friday’s theme of


and how that could really apply to just about anything.For example, a person could post about a good ol’ friend one had way back in 1977--

I (nicknamed Spike) traveled down to St. Antonio, Texas with my friend (nicknamed Chester) and her husband, to visit her in-laws.  This photo was taken after a little foray across the border into Mexico.

But then I remembered some photos of my parents that I really treasure, and decided to show these instead.
This is a picture of my dad and I taken thirty-two years ago, in front of the fireplace in the house that my parents built. Many of the rocks in the fireplace have special meaning (for example, there's a rock from the place where he grew up, and there are also rocks especially selected by the neighbors just for this occasion).  The hurricane lamp and clock belonged to my great-grandparents. The attire Dad is wearing was everyday stuff for him, but mine was kind of special. Note the bell-bottoms on my bibs!

Then there’s Mom and I. Here are our feet, on the day in Gulf Shores, Alabama, when we splurged and bought ourselves something new on the market, before they were so “all the rage.”  I remember that when we wore these to a fast-food restaurant, some ladies made disparaging remarks behind our backs. They’re both probably wearing bright orange ones right this minute!

And here we are four years ago at Loch Lomond, Scotland, on a day that rained and rained and rained.


  1. I've been thoroughly enjoy your posts of late, and getting to know you better through these pictures!

  2. What a wonderful entry. I love the idea of the fireplace stones being special. Some friends of mine ar foster parents and every single child has their name painted on a brick in the fireplace. "You will always have a place here and in our hearts."
    Welcome, friend. I am glad you are here.
    Old Hat

  3. Here via Old Hat's recommend. What wonderful memories!

  4. It's so sweet how you have such great memory of your parents and friends. Not everyone has that. {{Hugs}}