Sunday, June 17, 2012

Back to the Wayback Machine

Happy Father's Day! I'm back! After the trip to China, there was also a quick trip to Florida for my aunt & uncle's 50th anniversary celebration.* Pics of those adventures are waiting in the queue.

And since getting home from the most recent trip, I've returned to scanning the collection of slides I found in my mother's closet, which date back to the 60s and 70s. So, I'll also be adding images to the vintage photo collection, starting with a couple of selections below.

The last couple of nights, I've been working my way through boxes from 1962 and 1963, and I picked out a couple of interesting photos from that set with a nod to today's holiday.

This first one is a little fuzzy, but I like the colors, light and composition. It's my big brother & sister, my father, and a polar bear, some time during the fall of 1962, at what I think might be the Buffalo Zoo.

And here we are, Christmas 1962 (my first one!), in front of the tree. It looks like this shot might have been taken shortly after we'd been opening gifts. That's my sister, my brother, me and my father.

* While there, we also took a day for Emmie's first visit to a Disney park ever! We did Epcot and the Magic Kingdom and had a great time. If you have children, I highly recommend waiting to take them to Disney until the kids are old enough to drink. Everything goes easier -- tolerating the heat and the crowds and the standing in line -- if you know you can all stop for an ice cold beer along the way.


Keera Ann Fox said...

…And you've been wide-eyed about the world ever since. ;-)

* LOL! I never thought of making sure you can combine beer with Disneying, but it does make sense!

alice said...

:-) I'm serious. I was watching the other families the whole time (it was my main activity, actually, as I'm not particularly amused by amusement parks themselves, but I do enjoy the anthropological experience), and I'm quite sure I was the most content parent there. I saw plenty of tantrums from tired children and some explosions of temper from overwhelmed parents. Kids were crying, adults were yelling, everyone was hot and sweaty... but when I started to feel the heat, I looked at my adorable daughter (who did not throw a single fit the whole day!) and she seemed a little wilted as well. So we found a shady spot for a quick break, and since we were in the French area of Epcot, we split a Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slushie before moving on. No tears, no drama. Ahhh. Disney done reasonable, rather than ridiculous. ;)

Keera Ann Fox said...

I pity the families so obviously trying to "Have Fun, Dammit" because it costs so much to enter, and expectations about enjoying the Magic Kingdom are high. Sometimes, the best way to spend a whole day together is for free at a regular park.