Friday, April 29, 2011

Flashback Friday # 29 ~ Weddings

.. A famous Royalty member was married today. I set my alarm for 3:00 AM and watched the whole thing! What did you do? You realize that people of our generation or older watched his mom and dad, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, get married back in 1981. You might have also. .

Appropriately, the Flashback Friday theme for this week:

What memories do you have of family weddings' place in your family while you were growing up? And in your later years?

That was the big question Linda poised for us this week (to see others or if you want to join in with fun of writing up your experiences, please click on the icon to the upper right). So here goes:

Her questions: What is the earliest family wedding you remember attending? Did your family attend many weddings when you were growing up? What do you remember of them? What was typical of weddings you attended? Were you ever in a wedding as a child? As you became a young adult were you in lots of weddings? What roles did you have? Did you catch the bouquet (or garter)? What "royal" or newsmaking weddings do you remember and how old were you? For the gals, were you one who planned your wedding repeatedly as you werer growing up or was it not a big deal to you? What have you noticed that is different about weddings today, and do you consider it for better or for worse?
(Please do not include memories of your own wedding in this flashback.)
The earliest family wedding that I attended was that of my niece, Barb. Unless it was as a child when I was too young to remember I never went to family weddings. I didn't go to relatives' funerals either.

I could be one of these babies as "Uncle John" was my great-grandfather. These people look dressed for a wedding. I have no idea of which ones could be the bride and groom. Not many are sitting together as spouses.

About the same time as Barb's wedding my own kids were getting married and of course I went to them. Also I had gone with Mrs. Jim to some of her friends' weddings.

The first royal wedding that I remember was that of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. I saw most of that on TV.

(Linda told us not to include our own wedding so I won't.)

But, if you are interested you can learn a little about it here.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flashback Friday # 29 ~ (More on Weddings)

More on the family picture in the post above:

Click two times on the family picture or however you do it (it could be a button in a corner) to see it really good.

My sister, Lois, might know better, but I am sure now that I am not in this picture. The man in the middle is my great-grandfather, "Uncle John" My grandfather, "Charlie", was not present for some reason.

The children being held are very likely my uncles. The young one on the left has been guessed as my own uncle Lester. If so, then the lady holding him is my own grandmother when she was young.

The man next to here looks a lot like I remember her father (but he isn't--he is Fred Overman, married to my dad's Aunt Annie on his left), my Grandfather Fletcher who came down from Main. His family (not an ancestor however, came over on the Mayflower (Moses Fletcher of England).

"Uncle John" could be holding my father. Baby boys wore dresses back in those days. Did you notice?

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Latest from Pun of the Day (I'm still learning)
April 27, 2011 .
Worms are so scared, they just don't have the backbone to stand up.

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Quiz — Where am I? — MidWeek Blues —


The top and the center picture I took in different cities.

I would like for you to guess where each of these bright colored school, apartment and/or office buildings are located.

The bottom building is a hint for one of them as it is just down the road a bit from the first one.

Blue, red, orange, and green.

Those are the colors of the second building. Do you think these bright colors would be found in the U.S? That could be a little hint.

We can see yellow with the blue and red in the first, but not the very bright oranges and greens here in the second. I think this fits the countries where they are hosted.

This bottom pictured building has all kinds of possibilities. It could be where all the recalls go but I suppose it wouldn't hold nearly all of them.

BTW, the cyber world needs a Recall building like this full of deleted messages and files. Did you ever wonder WHERE THEY GO? I think no one knows. FOR SURE I WOULD LIKE TO RECALL SOME OF THEM! Sent messages too.

Have you given up now? If you read my blog you will know we are travelers of sorts. All three of these pictures were taken by me this year.

If you had followed me around you know I always have my trusty little Sony pocket camera with me. It was a very fine gift, a 7.2 MPix, which I throttle down to 5 MP, Sony Cybershot DSC-W55 7.2MP. (, mine is silver colored) I don't think they are made any more but if you find one it just might cost twice what mine was.

Highlight the blank area below to read the answer:

The top picture was taken at HOUSTON, TEXAS. It is situated on the north side of the Sam Houston Tollway, the second ring road out from the city center. So was the Recall building, just east a half mile or so.

The second building(s) is located on the main road coming back north from Greenwich, England, towards London. We had just finished our visit to the Greenwich Observatory, checking up to make sure that GMT was not being neglected. It wasn't.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking here. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write.

Last week's MidWeek Blues was running late so a lot of you missed it. I would like you to peek at the first picture of KP riding the blue horse on the carousel. Thanks.

It will be the second post down if you
click this link.

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