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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful for the Happy Memories

Thanksgiving is a holiday about remembering your blessings and being together with the people you treasure.  My mother recently gave me a thumb drive full of old family photos she had scanned into the computer.   I thought I would share some of the pictures that bring back lots of happy memories for me.

Here are my older brother, my younger sister and I.  I especially like the photo of  my sister looking through the window - it really captures her sweet personality.

These are my grandparents.  They lived on a farm.  When we came to visit, they let us drive the tractor, most of the cars, and an Honda 3 wheeler (they were legal in those days).

Here are my brother and sister riding the 3 wheeler together.

My parents took us on lots of camping trips when we were growing up, which is probably why I love camping and areas of natural beauty so much as an adult.

Of course, we had the trip to Disneyland.  I remember riding in that giant tea cup with my mother made me feel so special. 

This collage is a group of special memories that didn't fit with the rest:  my childhood best friend (notice the Pinto in the background?), a trip to Mt. Palamar, me wearing a red dress my great grandmother made in 1928, and the family dog.  I think I still have that pillow she is laying on.

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and make some wonderful memories this weekend!


  1. Lovely photos of you and your family, Connie!
    When I was about 10, my Dad took to me Disneyland and I remember riding in one of those giant tea cups too! So much fun :)

  2. I love family photos. I am a huge camera nut myself. Over from the Autumn Blog Hop. Your beading is wonderful.


  3. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. We were with our entire family!


  4. What a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your photos :)

  5. Duni,
    How funny we both remember the same ride! I think I was probably about 6 when we went to Disneyland

    Nora, Joyce and Edi, thanks for stopping by!

  6. Lots to be thankful for. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Great red dress, I can;t believe how long it has been around. I also really liked the family dog. Snuggles like my Sammy:))


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