Monday, April 9, 2012

Revisiting the past

I had a really nice afternoon with some family members, revisiting lots of old memories.

As some of you know, I lost my Dad last Fall.  Today's visit was with 4 of his first cousin's at the old family homestead in the country. 

I spent a great deal of time at this old country house as a child.  As soon as I walked in the door there were so many memories.  The home has not changed much at all over the years.  Each room I explored brought back a story or memory. 

Then we started looking at the hundreds of old photos.  Old pics of my Dad's parents who had both died before I was born and some baby pictures of my Dad which I had never seen before. 

This photo is my Dad as a little boy.  I cropped the photo, but the original includes his brother and 2 cousins.  Dad and his brother were both wearing these little sailor suits made by their Mom.  I laughed and laughed, but they were so darn cute.

They also had an envelope of snapshots of me when I was a teeny one at the homestead.



OK, Seriously.....How friggin cute was I?   Lol

22 comments:

  1. We have a copy of your dad and mine in the sailor suits - I need to scan it for you. They were definitely too cute for words at that point in their lives, so it must be genetic :-)

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  2. Very friggin cute! I love old photos. I'm so glad you were able to visit with family and enjoy good memories too. Everyone was young once, even our parents and grandparents and everyone has a story. That's what makes blogging so fun..to share in everyone's story.

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  3. Like totally-over-the-top-cute!!! Just love that little glint in baby Kim's eyes.
    Your Dad was really cute too. I am so glad you got to go visit today.
    I am glad you had a nice Monday. :)

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  4. You dad was a handsome lad and you were a beautiful little girl. sandie

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  5. Very cute ~ and you still are.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  6. pretty friggin cute for sure.
    Cathy

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  7. I agree with Farm Girl " Like-totally-over-the-top-cute. :)

    Isn't it neat to remember? Love those great memories.

    I will have to tell you about my 'old photos' memories soon. You won't believe what happened :)

    Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

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  8. Too friggin' cute for words - that's how friggin' cute! Love it!!! And you were a happy child even then! Love the photo of your dad too - what a wonderful day - and treasures to uncover....Hope you'll share more photos with the rest of us!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin (Somehow I visualized you with much darker hair....wasn't there a photo you showed us of you as a wee one with your mom and it was very, very, dark???)

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  9. It's unanimous up to this point that you were a cutie, and by gosh... you still are...

    I had to enlarge the picture for a closer look of course. I can see either your mom or someone drawing a big circle on the chalk board and you are loving it. What a great big smile. What a precious find today. I'm so glad that you got some good memories from your old homestead. Your dad was a handsome young boy too.

    Thanks so much for sharing this today. Hugs JB

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  10. Very cute! Just adorable, to be truthful.
    But then you're Dad was a cutie too!

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  11. pretty darn cute if you ask me!!!

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  12. You were very friggin' cute! Glad you had a nice walk down memory lane!

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  13. What great memories and how nice for you to be able to share them with family! You were actually adorable!

    Cathy

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  14. Aww, just adorable! I love little baby Kim's hair! Just too cute. :D

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  15. It's so much fun to go through old photographs of times gone by. Sometimes bittersweet, but they always conjure up some great stories. You were adorable, by the way.

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  16. I'm so glad you received some wonderful photos of your dad. he sure was a cute little boy. Yes, I would have to agree. You were adorable!!!

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  17. Just as adorable as that adorable father of yours!

    What a wonderful thing is family and family homes. People move around too much now. The last 'family home' in our family was sold when my grandfather passed away 7 years ago. Sad.

    Blessings, Debbie

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