Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Way Back When-sday

Above is a photo -- it's a little blurry -- of my neighbor and me getting ready to cruise our neighborhood in Grifton, N.C. I'm on my tractor and she's on her trike. That tractor served me well with the ladies ;-)

At right is a picture of me and Papa with the tractor when it was new. I think I posted it before but wanted to post it again as a reminder of how much use good old metal toys were given. I guess well-built plastic lasts, but it sure doesn't take on the same amount of character as metal does as it gets used.

Metal ride-on toys are still being made.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thursday thing along

Happy 69th birthday Smokey.....

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Way Back When-sday

My nephew Trevor when he was a baby is held by his great-granddaddy, my granddaddy. Notice the similar facial expressions.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

Chili Peppers doing some Bee Gees.... Best of both worlds

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Way back When-sday

This is Pops in the late 1980s trying to read the paper and eat while kittycat Bruce (a kitten here) tries to climb up to his face. The paper Pops is reading -- or using to catch any food he dropped -- is the paper I now work for.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oyster stew

Brandon cooks oyster stew


I went up the bridge steps behind my house today and shot this picture of the Chesapeake City bridge over the C&D Canal. This is on the south side looking north. I like this one because you can see how much the bridge curves.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thursday Thing-along

Presenting Chester French.....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Way Back When-sday

In honor of my Aunt Betsy coming north this week to visit my parents in Delaware, this is a picture of Pops and Aunt Betsy from the summer of 1977. It was taken in the front yard of Mammy and Granddaddy's house in Roxboro, N.C. The fashion of the year appears to have been polyester and dark socks with white tennis shoes -- let's hope those fashion trends stay in the past.