Sunday, March 31, 2013

My brother, cousin and I in 1977 outside our grandma's house. I loved that dress a lot. I hope that everyone has a very happy Easter.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Spaniel

I'm getting into the holiday spirit more this year then I have been in a few years. We put our wreath on the door yesterday and just might get the tree up this weekend. We've gone the last 2 years without doing this. I am also looking forward to looking at Christmas craft shows for handmade decorations. I have been away from my blog for a long time and really have missed reading posts and will be trying to set aside some time each early morning to do so.  I hope that everyone has been well.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Favorite Childhood books

 The Mystery In the Night Woods was from the Scholastic book club in our grade school. Fantastic Mr Fox was part of a 4 book set that my Aunt got me. The Beatrix Potter book came with a little toy hedgehog and the Bugs Bunny is one of those flip type books that looks like the characters on the top of the page are moving when you flip through it quickly.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pound Puppies

Mom got us the brown pound puppy that I named Chip in the mid 1980s. I don't know why she made it a Christmas gift for both my brother and I though. My brother didn't mind that I kept him in my room though so he's pretty much mine anyhow. She got me the smaller gray one the next year. I bought the small brown one at a flea market in the early 1990s. I don't remember where or when I got the one that looks like a cocker spaniel and the 3 minis. I had a bunch more from flea markets but recently donated these along with other toys, jewelry and clothes to a thrift shop that helps raise money for homeless animals. I didn't want to part with my Chip and the others though. I also have a small cocker spaniel that I forgot to take a picture of that I got in either Walmart or Target about 10 years ago.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Old Cameras

We still have our old cameras, even the one that took the 110 type of film. I had a Kodak brand one like that but dad took it from me during the time that my parents were going through the divorce. I actually had to use the 2 Nikon film cameras at the US Open last year because of the power outage and not being able to recharge the digital cameras batteries. I had resisted so long in going digital but now wish that I had gotten this type of camera years before December of 2008. I don't ever want to get rid of our old cameras though. Haven't used to Canon one since the early 1990s at a figure skating show. That detachable zoom lens sure is heavy as is the camera.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

These are 2 of my favorite books that I got in grade school through the Scholastic Book Club. I had some others and wish that I had kept those also.

Monday, July 9, 2012


This was one of our favorite shows when my brother and I were kids. For Halloween one year my brother dressed up as a fireman with the Emergency helmet.
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