Yes, I knew it was there in that pile underneath books, works in progress, photos and whatever I moved to get to something else. But when I was looking for photos of my roommates to share and for the earlier post, I knew it was time to rediscover my scanner.
So, I thought I'd post a few totally unrelated (mostly) bits that I've been loading in, including some vintage postcards you are welcome to copy for your own use.
There was no shortage of subject matter. The photos ran from the very old (Grandma's wedding day)...
Through childhood. Ah, the kid's table, telly watching with Cousin David. I'm sure we were not watching "Psycho," but you wouldn't know from that photo!
And the first indication that roller coasters and most rides weren't my thing up at the lake!
And then there were the grade school moments with friends -- a party (I think our French class, but it might have been someone's birthday) and with my friend Michele, now a remarkable artist!
Then there were the college theatre days, on stage, backstage...
Of course there were photos of mom and dad (this was from their honeymoon. Don't you love his sweater?)...
...and friends and family. Below is my Creative Women's Party, where a group of diversely talented women all brought something to show that demonstrated their talents -- from voice to quilting and all in-between. That was about 18 years ago! I should host another of those!
There were favorite moments with Rick and the kids. The photo on the left finds them freezing cold at the bus stop when we "forced" them (well, we sort of did force them) to take the bus to the movies with us. The one on the right is my favorite of Rick and the boys, taken about 12 years ago in North Carolina.
And then there were photos of those whom I can never photograph again. There was Rick's Uncle Bob, just the best guy ever and his cousin Andrea, another talented artist gone far too soon.
The photo below is simply a reminder of a favorite day. We went to Andrea's graduate art show at Cranbrook and had brunch before. Lots of happy faces in this one. Missing is Kevin who, in a bit of a pique, decided he didn't want to be there and stayed in the car the entire day -- miraculous, considering food was involved!
And then there was my high school friend, Gail. Lovely, kind, full of spirit and soul. And gone far too soon. And of course, my sweet Marmelade Gypsy.
I promised you some postcards -- here they are, just in time for spring. St. Patrick's Day, anyone?
Or lovely tulips?
How about LOTS of tulips!
For you Jack Russell Terrier fans, a "Jack Dog." (Long before there was a Gypsy, there was a Jack!)
And a chroma -- a French advertising card from Bon Marche.
I leave you with my favorite photo of Rick and me, taken Christmas 1999, very near to the start of a new millennium.
Have a good few days! I'll be a little behind visiting or replying to comments but looking forward to catching up!
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