Sunday, August 2, 2015

Family Photos – Travelin’ Fools

I continue to go through photos, albums, and other family items in order to document things for future generations.  Next up, a family photo album that was stashed away in my parents’ home.  To start from the beginning, click here.
The next pages of the scrapbook show us doing a little traveling.  I guess I never really thought about it then but we were fortunate to have been able to travel as kids.  Most of it was by car but every once in awhile, we found ourselves on an airplane or train.  Here we are during some of our car travels in 1959.

Page 16 - Mission Santa Barbara 1959
Mission Santa Barbara
Big sis at the top, me at the bottom

My husband loves the pictures where I have that sassy look and I think this might be another one of those.  What the heck was I thinking?  And I remember the “pixie” cut – looks like Mom took it to the extreme with my sister’s hair.

Page 16 - On the Trail 1959
On the trail
Me on the left, big sis on the right

Yikes, what is going on here?  It almost looks like we’re in a runaway wagon and I’m trying to rein in the horses.  Wonder if they were real horses or just what this ‘ride’ is all about.  Notice the roller coaster in the background – let’s put on our thinking caps and figure out where we were.  We’ve had some success with that before when we put our heads together.

Page 16 - Andersens 1959
Big sis as Hap-Pea, me as Pea-Wee

I remember we always made stop at Andersen’s Split Pea in Buellton on our way from San Jose to Los Angeles.  Looks like it’s called Pea Soup Andersen’s now.  I don’t recall really liking split pea soup then (love it now) but it looks like we had fun posing for the camera.  How come I had to be Pea-Wee?  And how come I had to stick my whole body through the hole?

I’ve talked ad nauseam about my memories of visiting our grandparents in Fresno but here we are again.

Page 16 - Fresno 1959
Fresno 1959

That’s the back porch of my paternal grandparents’ (Sig and Loraine Levy) home.  I can’t believe our outfits – looks like we were ready to go off to school.  But at least our hair has grown out a little.

This has got to be one of my favorite photos from the album – a nice picture of all of us (sorry, little brother, that you weren’t born yet).  And once again in the backyard of Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

Page 17 - Cary Gordon Debi Gerry 1959
Cary, Dad, Me, Mom

Yikes, now it looks like I’m wearing some sort of ‘pearl’ necklace.  I do remember liking to play dress up so I must have carried that over into my everyday wear.  Love the cute little red pants and white tops we’re wearing.

Page 17 - Cary 2nd Grade
Cary – 2nd grade

Oh boy, now we have a close-up of the pixie cut.  Looking mighty fine!

Dad used to love to pose us for Holiday cards and he liked to take several photos to be sure he captured just the right one.  This must have been his attempt at that for our 1959 cards.

Page 17 - Sing Along 1959
Sing Along

That was a pretty good shot, Dad.  I actually look like I’m trying to sing (probably not too well) and Cary looks so angelic.  Cute nighties, too, which I assume were red and white striped.

I sure hope he didn’t use this shot – we look like we have giraffe necks.  But at least we’re both singing!

Page 17 - Sing Along 2 1959

1 comment:

  1. Oh Debi, this is one hilarious group of photos -- or maybe it's your observations. You coming through that hole in the Pea-Wee sign! The giraffe necks! I'm laughing so hard I have tears and can barely type.