Kim was a dog I looked after when her owners went on vacation. This was 70 years ago when Kim and I were young.
A beautiful postcard from Russia.
Postcard The Hancock Clark House in Lexington Mass. Built in 1738 John Hancock and Samuel Adams were staying here on April 18 1775 Paul Revere called here to warn them of the approaching British army.
Judging by the stamp. this card was posted in the early 1900’s
Midwest oil fields Wyoming
My sense of economic geography is thrown here. I somehow don’t think of Wyoming and oil fields. This is an “old” postcard in a style dating from the 40’s and 50’s. But I think again and recently there was so much in the news about the routing of the oil pipelines.
North and South Dakota yes but Wyoming? Think again!
The small print tells us “Zurich Tonhalle” Somehow this doesn’t leap out to me Zurich (Switzerland. I love the small figures in the foreground. And the ornate lamp posts. Really the more I look at the image. the more pleasing it becomes.
I’m doing a somewhat similar project with my mother’s travel diaries.
These are the memories of my Father and his siblings, recorded over several years. When my Uncle Dan passed away, I realized that I had better get started recording the memories of Dan’s siblings before they were also gone. I was able to have two recording sessions with my Father, Lad in California; two with Uncle Ced in New Hampshire, a three-day cruise in our boat with Aunt Biss; one session with Uncle Dave in Stratford, CT and one hand-written session (I forgot my tape recorder going up to the Island in New Hampshire, where Uncle Dick lived) with Uncle Dick. I transcribed them once exactly as they were spoken, again removing the ums, ahs, half sentences started over, etc. I then produced a final copy that was easier to read, but it still needs work getting the chronological order correct. Memories are not recorded with a date stamp. I…
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My father and mother, 1937