Monday, April 14, 2008

Photos: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things...

(1981? Near Washington and Lee walking bridge, where the new parking garage is today.)Whenever I go to my parents' house, I love looking at all the framed photos on the walls. My mom has tons of photos up everywhere. I'm not so good at that. There's just too many to choose from.
(The first and last day we ever got tied to the moped. There may have been a crash in some gravel...!)
Anyway, she's got tons of photos up... but there's also a whole lotta sunshine coming in thier bright, sunny house. And so I worry that one day, photos like these won't be around. (My dad's Oma, mother and uncle Willy, his Godfather. A few years before WWII in Nuremberg.)
Now, if there was a fire, the first thing I'd want to take are family photos and albums.... and since these photos are precious to me, I kidnapped them today (while my parents are out of town) and I've scanned them so I at least have a "good copy" in case they fade much more. I wish I could scan them all, but these are a few of my favorites. (One of few photos of my dad and brother coaching together. Last season was thier last.)(My mom and her brother Pat during our last Christmas with our Grandfather.)
Since my mom put them up, there's lots of photos of my dad, but not many of her... hmmmmmm.
(1983? Just cute.)
(What a cute couple!)(This photo by Patrick Hinley is of my dad at Indian Pool in Goshen. They had these two sheepdogs when they were first married.Love this one.)

(A recent photo of my dad on one of his many bike trips out West with his favorite animal.)


lezzleby said...

I love these old pictures!! Looking at old family photos is one of my favorite past-times!! My favorite is the one of your Mom and Dad before you crazy kids were born!

Parks Family said...

I'm sure you get this all the time, but I just have to say that you look just like your mom. You guys could almost be twins. I need to do the same thing to my parents pictures.