2019-Arizona/Grand Canyon · 3TT: Three Things on Thursday · A Look Back · NaBloPoMo 2019 - Solo? · Throwback Thursday

NaBloPoMo 2019.7 / 3TT

Joining Carole & friends for Three (Throwback) Things on Thursday…

Pardon me for another fly-by… re-entry is a bitch on so many levels, not the least of which is adjusting to a 60-degree temperature difference. And snow.

As you may recall, one of the things that spurred this trip was Rusty's brother's discovery of more family photos…


1 — Dave (aka, Wavey Davey) & Rusty (aka, Big Eyes) perusing an old scrapbook and sharing stories & remembrances. That's a large acrylic painting on the wall in front of them that Rusty painted for Dave — a SoCal surfer back in the day — several years ago. When Dave wasn't able to surf anymore, he took photos, and it's one of those that inspired this painting.


2 — "Mother – Jean – '32." That's Rusty's & Dave's grandmother, Florence, and their Aunt Jean — one of my favorites among the photo discoveries! Happy times!! Life was rocked by social scandal and things got rough a few years later, and Flo was divorced from their grandfather by 1941. She must have recovered, though, and lived until she was 101!


3 — I don't remember ever seeing this photo before! It's summer 1988 and we're visiting our friends, TJ & January and their son Elliott, on Vashon Island, WA. This photo was taken as we were saying/singing our good-byes, captured both in photos & videos — it was the video of me walking toward the camera to turn it off that sent me signing up for WW immediately upon our return home! Heh.


9 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo 2019.7 / 3TT

  1. Look at you two youngsters!! All great pictures Vicki – what a treasure that Dave found more. The grandmother and aunt look so happy and carefree!

  2. Those little girlies look stunningly like some darling little grands we see here! It sounds like you and Rusty had an amazing trip – isn’t it fun to trek down memory lane?

  3. You continue to chronicle the story of Rusty’s family and add to the discovery of a treasure trove of family photos. Ali looks so much like Rusty in that photo!

  4. I just loved the photo of you all in 1988! It’s always amazing to me when I look back and see photos of us from years ago and wonder did we really look like that?

  5. What GREAT photos, Vicki! XO I continue to be amazed at how happy and carefree Rusty’s relatives look in their photos! My own relatives . . . look cranky and dour in ALL their photos. (Maybe life was just super hard on a farm????) I”m so glad you were able to see all the “new finds!” 🙂

  6. I really love that last photo of y’all and your new family. We were just getting started with ours about then. Faded denim and happy memories!

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