Sunday, September 04, 2011

Looking back Sunday

Looking WAY back - probably 1905 or so...
This is my dad's parents - "Pete & Dot" (her name was actually Henrietta - she would never tell us where the "Dot" came from)

Grandpa Pete was born Sept. 1, 1885. (originally I thought it was the 5th - cousin Janet says his obituary said Sept 1- We always had big parties for his birthday - celebrating the end of summer, harvest, and Grandpa's birthday - my cousin Janet will hopefully email me the correct date if I'm wrong...she did - see above)

I'm pretty sure this was their wedding picture.

He died when I was 11 - so I don't really remember much about him - He played a mean harmonica and he and my dad would get together and play music sometimes - my dad on the guitar - and we would all sing.

Now, back to the future...

I took this picture a couple of years ago from the harbor in Blaine - the little town where we go to church -

We have this beautiful view of Mt. Baker from many places in our county - we could even see the top of it from our deck until the neighbor's trees got too tall...

I often wonder what the first settlers thought when they came "around the corner" and this beautiful vista was in sight?

2009 - These are yellow mangle beets. They were very tasty and we ate LOTS of them - in fact, I think there are still some in the freezer - I was going to try making "white" borscht. Never got around to it.

The Shepherd was going to plant some again this year, but he lost the seeds and by the time he found them again, it was too late, and he was too busy. There's always next year, I guess.

2006 - That was the year of the big sunflower patch. This year he planted broccoli and cauliflower - just doesn't look the same an a vase.

2009 - Wow - I can't believe that it's been two years since the Labor Day that we bought the Fusion and go rid of the Jelly Bean - I miss it sometimes - I had a lot of good times in that little car.

2008 -

Red sky at night, sailor's delight,
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

We're supposed to have sunny weather with temps in the upper 70's all week long. Oh, how I envy my retired friends -

Have a great week everyone.


Michelle said...

I can't believe you're going to be in the (perfect) 70s and we're going to be cooking in the 90s and 100s!

Beautiful photos. Our beets are really good this year; I need to pick some again.

Tina T-P said...

Yes, I'm going to miss having the beets this year - we've had lots of corn, and he missed a picking on the beans, so they stopped flowering - so no more beans.:-( T.

Kwee Cats said...

Aww, we dis wuz the old pictures and such great memories! We glad you shared them. Thank you :-)

I need orange said...

Amused by "Dot".... :-)

My grandpa's name was Floyd. My grandma and her family always called him Dave....

I asked her why, one time, and she said something to the tune of she "just did."


Leigh said...

Finally! Beautiful weather! I am interested in your yellow mangles. I'm planning to plant some for the first time this year, I hear the goats will love them (hope they heard the same thing). Love the family history. It's wonderful to have old photographs and be able to remember things like these.

Sharon said...

You bounced me around a lot, but it was actually pretty fun. I like the ancestry part, pretty novel - I haven't seen that done before. You've probably been doing it for months while I've been in the Ethernet.

Karen Jo said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. Those yellow mangles are huge! I need to get back to growing vegetables soon.