Friday, June 10, 2011

5 years, 1132 Posts

Niagara, April 1964
Niagara Falls, 1964

I guess I've been keeping busy. Today was the 5th anniversary of this blog. 1100 plus posts isn't too shabby even if I post less frequently than in the past.
Today I spent several hours scanning old family photos. These are of my in-laws' family so there are no personal memories attached. I don't have my old family photos in my keeping since both my parents are alive but I have become the archivist for my husband's family. I see it also as keeping my sons' legacy for them. Truthfully, I'm the only one in the family with the will to do it anyhow.

Looking Down
(unknown location and person somewhere in Australia)

The unspoken rule is that I rigorously maintain the privacy of that side of the family but I though it would be cool to share a couple of vintage travel shots. These are from Australia and Niagara Falls. The man looking down the edge of the waterfall is an unknown acquaintance. I've posted on Flickr to see if I can find out what fall this is. 2010 safety rules doubtless would not permit one to stand on the edge of this fall and look over. How life changes!

War Memorial
American War Memorial, Canberra, Australia
Memorial is inscribed with the following words:
In grateful remembrance of the vital help given by the United States of America during the war in the Pacific 1941-1945.
Unveiled by
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
February 16, 1954


phonelady said...

that is awesome that you do this and yeah most likely that place is probably roped off or chained off and says do not enter . LOL !!! My how things have changed .

Teo said...

Happy anniversary to your blog! What a great find, the pic with the man at the fall. I find it really curious that he is wearing a costume :)

sarala said...

Teo it is just a suit. Maybe what an old fashioned scientist might wear in the late 50's, early 60's.

Alexa said...

Congrats on 5 years!! I love old family photos, that waterfall image is amazing, with the juxtaposition of his formal clothes and the setting.