This week’s prompt over at Bella’s 52 photos project is “Celebrate”. She said: “(feel free to pull a photo of your favorite celebration moments from your archives)”, so I did!
A few years ago, my Aunt gave me some diaries that belonged to my Grandmother written when Grandma was 18 years old! This page details her birthday celebration in 1910.
From my Grandmother’s diary: “Eighteen years old! Holiday for Battle of Concord & Lexington. Met B at 1 o’clock went to races, Cameron won. We walked or sat around resevoir all afternoon. Wore my new long pongee coat Ma gave me for birthday gift. Lavender silk bag from Mrs. Marshall, Dollar from Aunty; chamois gloves from Nat; lace stockings from Mary. Card from Margaret, letter from Eva Dill. Birthday supper, B stayed. Surprize party on me! Weston and Marion got it up. He jollied me on phone pretended he was Mr. Stebben (one I met Sat. at dance). Meanwhile party came in back door and to the parlor. I walked in “oh, say” to Bert but there was the crowd.”
My friend Betsy (not Captain Jack Sparrow as it might seem from this picture) typed up this list of “Do’s and Don’t’s” of being friends with me for my 40th birthday (and yes, we’re still friends!):
My boyfriend drew this for my brother’s 50th birthday celebration (his girlfriend threw him a surprise party, and he was actually surprised, what fun!):
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And here’s another edition of Time Warp Tuesday.
A typical pose for me, always reading, and I’ve been a fan of Halloween all my life. This was shot at a boyfriend’s apartment, probably about 1979, 1980 or thereabouts (his name was Chuck King and he was related to the famous author). Wonder what that book was? Can anyone tell?
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This week, Carmi’s Thematic Photographic prompt is “Travel Travel”.
The first two shots are from a trip to Paris in 2005…
This is from the Musée Rodin de Paris:
Identified for me by Loraine, who says: “[This is] Rodin’s “Call to Arms”, or Fierce Angel as [your post on] Flickr refers to it. And this is from when Rodin modelled Project for a Monument to the Defense of Paris in 1879 when a competition was held for a memorial to the defense of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War. In this sculpture, the Genius’, or Spirit of War, wings push downward, beating the air, and the warrior, head thrown back, sinks slowly to the ground. This Angel, is screaming her fury and tries to awaken the warrior, who has fallen in battle to save Paris.”
This is a side street in the Latin Quarter…see the blond? That’s the woman I was traveling with
These are statues I bought for my parents when I lived in Japan. I thought they would get a kick out of them! Of course, now that I’m 20 years older…I am not so sure…
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This week’s prompt over at Bella’s 52 photos project is “On the Table”.
In the back yard of the house we rented down the cape were two tables, this one and a regular size picnic table. Wolf, my shiba inu, LOVED sitting on both. I think maybe he liked being up high, able to survey everything.
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And here’s another edition of Time Warp Tuesday. Simon, set the way back machine…
As you can see, my love of photography started out very early. My favorite little Kodak Brownie camera, by the sea down the Cape, in the summer; 3 of my all time favorite things. I don’t think I’ve changed a bit, do you?
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