Looks like I filled the last one up, so I will give this one a break, and someone else a chance to get theirs in before I start again.
So, get those old photos out that you would like to share with us. Family, friends, and even people you hate will be ok. Gotta take care of them too you know.
Oh goodie! Do we get to make a Voodoo doll and stick pins in it or just the photo of enemies, LOL?!
I'll try to get more posted tomorrow. Right now I'm waiting for the pain killers to kick in and then hopefully I'll be able to sleep!
Your aunt does look like a very nice person, other than being very pretty. Your parents are a very handsome couple....even with "one in the oven"
Meralyn, Did you say you was loaded now??? Just kidding. Yes, I think I still use that expression, one in the oven. That is of course how we get some half baked people in this world. They came out too soon.
Thank you, and they are some very attractive people. The woman who married 4 times doesn't look like the type, but her Husband looks like he might have some money. I guess going through that many husbands, something must have been wrong there. She looks sweet enough though.
I love the sleeves on Betty's dress.
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Meralyn, You are West coast time, right? I remember several nights around midnight I would see you posting, and think wow, she is up late with me, and if you are on West coast time, it is only 9 pm.
I forgot to put the last threads link in, so here it is.
Also, the picture of my Dad with the kid accodring to my brother, was in panama, and he is wearing a kind of uniform. The houses next to him were hooches. I THINK that is what they call them. Kind of like the baracks.
That icon cracks me up.
My Dad and Brother when he went into the Marines.
Lori, Mom, Linda ,and brother Skip
Brother Joe in Scotland. He married a Scottish girl and had twins.
Cool....these pics are great!!!
Donna - Your photos are wonderful! And I've been trying to get in here all day! Your dad was a hunk! Great looking family!
I have a few more to post when my !@#$%!@! computer will let me, its wormy!!!
Thanks Meralyn and Sandrea. I haven't heard that hunk expression in quite some time. My Dad would have loved to hear that. He was a great soup maker, and loved his football too. He also coached the kids.
My Dad was a riot too. We would be on highway with the old truck or whatever it is called. It kind of looked like a Van, and to get past everyone in traffic he made the sounds of a siren, and they all pulled over while we moved ahead. He also made faces at people driving by. He was a riot.
He sounds like a super guy!
Thanks Sandrea. I lost him about 20 years ago, and my Mom around 13 years ago. He sure did make some great stewed tomatoes. I really miss those chunk style things he made. He spent a lot of time at the VFW helping them out, and being the commander. My Dad was very Patriotic. He had flags out all year, all the way around his property.
He sounds like he was an all around good guy!
Donna, great pics! When I looked at the one of your dad in swim trunks thought "boy, he was a hunk", then in later posts saw that Meralyn said the same thing! Great minds...etc.
Wow, Cindy.... what a beautiful woman. Lol, your dad did!
Cindy - your mother was a beauty and , yeah, sexy!!! Your dad deffinitely did!!! Thanks for sharing!
This is fun, but unfortunately not all of us had good family relationships, nor even good memories. I have a few more pix to share and will try to get them edited and loaded in a couple of days.
Harry got my PC de-wormed, thank God!
My parents, John & Elsie, with me at one year. See that devilish look on my little face, I was full of it!
Me. I'm not sure when this was taken, I think I was about 3 yrs of age. My daughter said, wow mom, I'll bet the little boys followed you around?! Nope, I was mean, I beat up the little boys!
What a little cutie you were, Meralyn!
Not exactly an enemy, and I don't really hate him anymore (he is deceased), but this is my ex-husband at the Yuma prison site, behind bars, where he belonged!
Oh my, Cindy, lol! I'm sure a lot of us have past mates that we'd like to have seen there!
Great photos everyone. Meralyn, you were too cute to be a brute. Poor little boy thinks he is going to get a kiss, and he gets kicked instead. haha
Cindy, you Mom was very sexy, and your X has that convict look in his eyes, What a picture !
Thanks ladies. And I have past mates that should have been put in a torture chamber!!!
Donna - I think I forgot to say that your mother was very beautiful and you and your sibs inherited her beauty! But I see some of your dad there, too. Great looking family one & all!!!
My beautiful, blonde, baby brother. He was the "Great White Hope", God's gift to the family, the heir apparent, the male heir, the only one, to carry on the Norwegian family name. Lanny was born seven years after me and I remember resenting him, he got too much attention, after all I was the center of my families' life till "He" came along! Typical sibling rivalry!
Lanny's graduation photo. He was not only gorgeous but had a high IQ, was good at anything he tried to do, it all came easy to this perfect human specimen.
Lanny began drinking in high school, got in with the wrong crowd, the drinking continued, alcohol became his life, it destroyed his life!
My brother's ruined life, and the fact that I had to come in and take care of him, have him removed to a hospice after he had checked himself out of the hospital against the doctors advice, only four days after having a leg amputated due to alcohol destruction, makes me keep drinking down to a slow roar! You see, I too, could be an alcoholic.
P.S. Alcoholism was not hereditary in my family on either side.
Wow, that's quite the story, Meralyn. How awful for you to have witnessed his self destruction.
Meralyn, what a sad story, and how good of you to take care of him when he couldn't/wouldn't take care of himself. I too have seen the destruction that alcoholism can cause.
Austyn's a cutie! I like that pic of you guys.
Yeah, your family has had a rough time, indeed, EJ.
Hi EJ! No they don't have to be old pics. Just family.
I'm so sorry about your step-father. He looks like he was a nice guy, and good to you. You have fond memories of him and that's sweet. Very nice pic!
Nice photo of your Dad. He looks like he really loved you very much, and you sure was a handsome boy. You still are handsome too !!! Real nice photo, thanks for sharing it.
Your brother was a good looking guy. I am sorry to hear about the alcohol. It reaked havoc in my family too, and then there was me, and I made it 21 years now dry!!! My neighbor died at 47 from alcohol related illnesses. It is a strange hard to understand illness. My Dad was an alcoholic too. That sibling rivalry is really some tough stuff to deal with.
Wow! There are some beautiful family photos here, and some great stories. Here is a photo I took of my Dad a couple years ago he was posing on his new H-D. Just for the record he was not going to take off with out his helmet. My Mom would skin him alive . This is the last of my family photos most of my family runs backwards when there is a camera in vicinity.
I thought he was your boyfriend or husband Lila. He is cute. He has a mustache just like my husbands.
EJ & Lila - thank you so very much for sharing your stories and photos. No, the photos dont have to be old. My idea for this thread was just a thread where we could post and share family & friend pix. And hey, it takes more than biological parents sometimes to be a real parents!
It was extremely hard for me to post my brother's photos and tell his story. Unfortunately it didn't end with him, the story about his beautiful daughter is worse and that one I will not/ can not go into.
Thank you all for your contributions!
Cool pic of you dad, Lila. I love bikes.
My b/f is getting his HD on the road today for the season.
Last year it rained here for 40 days and 40 nights, so i can't WAIT to go for a ride!
Lila, neat pic of your dad, and SO glad to hear he wears a helmet! Here in AZ there's no helmet law and every day there's an item in the paper about someone who lost his/her life from not wearing one.
Oh, I could tell some bike stories! My 2nd husband (the one in the jail pic on this thread) was a biker and we had a lot of fun the first few years we were together.
Thinking about bikes got me remembering this pic...... not motorcycles, but still fast machines. Don't know if anyone here follows NHRA drag racing, but this is a pic of my husband Ken posing with the famous (if you follow NHRA) John Force. We went to an open-house he had a few years ago, and I stood in line over 2 HOURS to get this shot! Ken also had his shirt signed by all the drivers, including Eric Medlen, who was killed in a crash during practice the following year.
Great picture, Cindy. I'll bet it was worth the wait for your hubby to get a pic like that! Sounds like it was a super outing!
Great photos Cindy! Thanks for sharing with us. At one time my son's father was into bikes, Harleys mostly. He was a partner in a motorcycle shop. My son has an old Indian motorcycle but since he lives in Anchorage, Alaska, most of his enthusiasm goes into the snow machines, see pic. He's just as crazy, perhaps even more so, than his father, too!!! To be honest with you, though, I personally do not like them, bikes that is! Give me a horse any old day! However, if its road-racing with a high-powered car, well, that's another story! And I didn't mind opening up my 500 Mercedes on the Autobahn in Germany to over 100 mi's pr hr!!! LOL!!!
I lived in an apartment complex, and this guy lived there with his 2 dogs and Motorcycle. Every night he opened his glass sliding doors, and drove his bike into the living room, where he kept it.
We have a couple of them out back. Jimmy thought he was going to fix them up some day. Yeah, right. I don't like them. Every time I took a ride on one I almost got killed.
My daughter Lori at 2 yrs of age with one of my mother's poodles.
I have a keen dislike for motorcycles due to experiences with my son's father and the loud, and uncomfortable to ride, machines! Kris inherited his father's love for bikes and has an old Indian, I think that's the name, but he seems to wear off his mania on snow machines more up in Alaska.
My late husband, Rick, with my littlest granddaughter, Megan, on my son's boat in Whittier, Alaska. I took this photo (film) on our trip up there in 2004 and I am so glad that Rick got to go as he passed away just one year later! He has been gone 4 1/2 yrs. now.
Great pics, Meralyn. Your granddaughter looks ver sweet. I'm so sorry for your loss.
(I LOVE motorcycles)
Sweet photos Meralyn. Lori and Megan are sweeties. I am sorry for your loss. It wasn't that long ago, and it must be hard. I am glad that you have a nice friend who is good to you.
Wow!! Everybody, these are some really nice photos. Thanks for sharing, Marylee. Your Mom was really pretty. For some reason she looks familiar to me. Guess I need to dig into my old photo albums again
I've got some pictures of my dad in my Care2 album.How do I load them here for you to see?
Marylee , your Mom was very pretty. I like both Pictures.
Click on the picture you want to post here.
Then right click on it and left click on copy.
Start your post, and then right click on the post, and left click on paste. The picture will be in there.
When you post them, post one at a time. It is not a good idea to post side by side as it stretches the thread, unless you want to hit the enter key after each picture. That way they will go under each other, but it is just as easy to just hit reply and put the next picture in.
The thread has gotten pretty long now. I am going to start a new one, and Seamus, I guess you didn't see my post to show you how to post your Dad's pics. I will do it for you on the new thread.
This one is closed now.