Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"I've Been Looking So Long at These Pictures of You..."

I'm back. Back from a really great visit with my family. Plenty of rest, plenty of laughs, a little shopping, a lot of eating, and I received some truly inspired gifts.

Like the t-shirt from my father and stepmother that says, "I'm Not 40, I'm 39.95." That's funny. Funny, because it's true.

I was lucky enough to find an old book of pictures that I had forgotten I had. Pictures that my mother had forgotten she gave to me. Pictures my grandfather gave to me just before his death.

Bryant was kind enough to let me use his scanner a few days before Christmas, so I surprised several family members with pictures that they had either never seen or they believed were lost forever.

Like this picture of my paternal grandmother and grandfather taken shortly after they were married. So beautiful. I think everyone really loved it.


I also gave my father, mother and brother this picture of me channeling Judy Garland. This was taken mid-"Swanee" during the "Judy at Carnegie" concert at the Lakeshore Theatre a few years ago.

That said, I think the caption should be...

"Gang way world! Get off of my runway!"

...or...

"Come towards the light, Carol Anne!"

...or...

"Relax! I can't get my hand out!"

Any others?



Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

7 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

Great that you found these photos! I recently got a photo scanner and I want to go through the boxes of photos my mom has. I'd love to get my favorites on disk.

Stephen said...

"MaMa's gettin' hot... MaMa? MaMa?"

Thanks for the chance to get to know you a bit in 2009. I remain a fan.

Mark in DE said...

Glad you had such a great visit with your family! The photos are tres fab. Post more if you can.

Nathanael Rey said...

Awww. Grandparents look adorable!

Angel ABC said...

I think a nice caption would be:

Archery. It's much harder than you think ...

Happiest of New Year's!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

39.95 Years young. I LOVE IT for it is full of win. Every happiness friends.
Hugs,
Simone

Java said...

Glad you had a good family visit. Was it a better family visit than the summer in the SC sun?