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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Scanning Family Photos

Since my laptop is off in Best Buy land, I'm scanning some photos from a vintage suitcase that was from my grandparents' house. The one that fascinates me the most is the sepia photo of my Nana. She was born in 1912 so I'm guessing this photo is from the early '30's. It's really fun to see her at such a young age and such a pretty photo of her. Can't wait to scrap it!

Nana is the shorty in the front-center. This one absolutely kills me because the Nana I know would be having a fit about being in the pool and getting her hair wet, let alone smushing it with a bathing cap. She liked to look just so and the definitely involved dipping body only in the Club pool. I bet these ladies have had a great time (and a few cocktails).

My last photo for tonight was taken in the summer of 1951. Nana is the lady in the middle with my mom. I'm not sure who the guy is. It's got to be Pop-pop, but it sure doesn't look like him in this photo! My mother was 11 in this pic, and they are off on a family vacation somewhere. It's a shame it doesn't say where, and sadly, everyone is dead that I can ask! More importantly, I have the photo and can get it scrapped so my family will know who these people are!

Ali Edwards has a challenge on her blog to select a word for the year. I have chosen the word ME. This year is going to be about me. Me at the gym, me eating healthy, me doing a job I like because I want the discounts, me enjoying the beauty parlor when I get my hair colored and cut, me getting a pedicure. I don't mean selfish. I mean taking care of me. Preserving me. Sometimes ME can get lost in the shuffle and with the kiddos leaving the nest in the next few years, I want to make sure there is a ME here when they are gone off to their first of life's challenges and triumphs - college!

You Would Be a Pet Rabbit

Playful and hyper, you enjoy being around other people... as long as everyone's having fun.
You are easily bored, and you almost always need some sort of entertainment.
If you're not keeping busy, then you're apt to get in some sort of trouble!

Why you would make a great pet: You're very entertaining, even when you're not trying to be

Why you would make a bad pet: Well, personal hygiene isn't exactly your thing... you kind of smell sometimes

What you would love about being a rabbit: Playtime... and eating flowers

What you would hate about being a rabbit: Being held like a toy


NW Lady said...

Love the old photos, I have so many, can't wait to see what inspiring things you create!

Mel said...

Those photos are gorgeous, I have a love for anything heritage so I love these photos. I can't wait to see them scrapped.

evitangel said...

great photos. wishing you a really healthy and happy new year!

denean said...

Awesome pictures! Can't wait to see your pages!
Loved that you picked the word "me" :)

HapEScrapr said...

Amazing photos. You are going to have a great time scrapping those. Can't wait to see your "ME" layouts.

Barb said...

Great photos! I need to scan in some family oldies too!

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

How awesome to have photos like that. I have a bunch of older photos (mostly of my childhood) but my scanner doesn't work on the new system and I haven't gone out to get a new one yet. Now I think I've really got too. Can't wait to see some of the lo's you do with them.
Enjoy your day.

Heather said...

Oh wow! I love those pictures! My grandma was the same way. Hair had to be just so! She'd get it done once a week, then spend the rest of the week sleeping in a scarf and with a plastic shower hat thing on so it wouldn't get wet when she took a bath. I miss her. :o)

Have a great day!

Robin L said...

lovely photos! I was just telling my mom I have to get into that chest with all of our old family photos. After seeing yours I may have to go and get them. Thanks for sharing.