Thursday, April 12, 2007

Moons,Stars & Paper Challenge

Vicci prompted a photo challenge across blogger... post an old photo & share a memory. If you are reading this then you,too , are challenged :) Obviously it was a pretty big challenge for me because I have posted this pic before...

This is one of the only full family pictures of my youth that I have. Actually, my parents have it ... matted & framed & hanging in their home. I took a picture of it with my digital camera a year or so ago & twalla! I now have the picture too! :)

I love this picture because it takes me back to a time when wars were fought in the yard with oranges fallen from the trees and afternoon thunderstorms always led to a great adventure.

I love everything in the picture...the people & the painting behind them, the arched bookcase & the sideburns on my dad, the poodle named Buttons & the smirk on Curt's face, the creepy old lantern & Singleton's bohemian dress, Kimbies plaid elephant pants & the old footed sofa,Chanty sucking on his thumb & Mom laughing with her hair in a bun & even the funny orange spot over the vent... I love it all!

20 comments:

Hammer said...

Great pic and memories. I'll have to go to kinkos to scan mine.

singleton said...

Crawling back into time....
Scribbling wet autographs into the fresh concrete....
Deep Purple on the 8 track, "who wants to ride on the hump"?
"Curt's so heavy"....
"Goin' to look for Dad's car"....
Robbie Riley's ketchup soup...
Molly and the Moon....
"He has a crush on Mom....."
"that's not my dollar bill..."
"Must be the stiff wind..."

Oh, the stories Chance could tell!
ILYSVVMSLB!

JustRun said...

How fun!

I will have to see about my own sometime soon here.

Enemy of the Republic said...

You are awesome. I just dig how you think more and more.

Fuzzylogic said...

I have always loved this family pic of yours. I have to get my old photos this time when I go to India.Perhaps after I return I will post some:)

Matt said...

Hmmmm, I'm guessing the fat one is you?

:)

SpongyBones said...

I dig black and white pictures. They hid all my zits!

Bardouble29 said...

Oh I love it! I love old memories and a huge family!

vicci said...

This is one of my very favorite photos that you have posted Paiger...I love it ! It so reminds me of my clan......such good times...and memories...I know why you love everything about it...Thanks for playin along Sweets....have a great weekend!

Anne said...

Oh, how beautiful. Maybe I'll do this if I find a pic I like.

Therapist Mumbles said...

Talk about what America looks like; there it is. I think you have my sister there on the end -- oh no, that's your brother.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Hammer~ Scan Away & I'll come over to play in your past!

Singleton~ Yes! Tadpoles & the Beatles, Hippie vans & Big Wheels, Electrical storms & brick roads...

Just Run~ Please do! I'd love to see childhood pics of you & your sister!

Matt~ Yes... I am the large brunette & I'm even bigger now...so be nice!

Spongy~ I, too, love black & whites. Some of my favorites are duplicated into the timeless black & white.

bardouble~ Ty...I love it too... can't imagine life without the clan.

TY Dear Vicci! I enjoyed it very much & appreciate you & your thoughtfulness!

Anne~ Oh...I hope you find one that suits your fancy! I'd love to put a face to the past!

Therapists ~ Lol, my brother was a beautiful little boy! Eyes like saucers!

Tai said...

Nice image, and even nicer memories. We used to fight our backyard wars with apricots....

Scott from Oregon said...

Our backyard wars were fought with bb guns and goggles and helmets.

I'd sure love to hear a good tale that this picture reminds you of...

That clan looks full of tales...

skinnylittleblonde said...

Tai~ Lol, yes we were always armed by mother nature, weren't we?!

Scott~ Oh, we are so full of tales... but if you'd like a quickee you can jump back into the archives on the bottom right & access 'Slip n Slide' or '57 Chevy'...somewhere in the past there's another on 'Big Wheels' but it's deeply buried.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Enemy! I didn't mean to skip you earlier! It's always a pleasure to have you drop in and I don't know how/why I didn't see your comment earlier...obviously, I wasn't thinking straight ;)

Orhan Kahn said...

Such a beautiful piece of history!

Reflections said...

I love old family pics, we were and still are a close family, the ones still alive, and now a new generation is doing the same thing. Like you I have lots of wonderful memories.

skinnylittleblonde said...

Orhan~ TY Again! I really did try to find another family pic & it seems this is the only one with all of us. All others are missing at least one person, usually the one taking the pic :)

reflections~ Well then now...consider yourself challenged! :) I will have to bounce over to your world & check things out. We are working on the second generation from the time this pic was taken... some of the kids here are now grandparents... Love Grows!

singleton said...

ummmm orange spot....
Tillie, baby!