Friday, December 31, 2010


Our photos, when we were thirty years old, were nothing to write home about. Remember how we had to have the film developed and I don't know about you, but when we retrieved our prints everything we'd snapped was there in glaring duplicate.......most of it not worth the monies spent. Digital photography is a brilliant idea. While Ryan and Susan were here they snapped away and we'll share with you some of the trip through their eyes.

Never too old to learn
Mother and grown children
Enjoying California
One of the privileges of getting old
is being dropped off while the driver parks the car.
French dipped sandwiches and chili at Philippe's
Interior of Union Station in Los Angeles

The Gamble house in Pasadena, California
Rose Parade float building under the freeway bridge
The whirl of float building activity

We'll close the year by sharing with you a youtube piece that reminds us to observe and celebrate the moments of which our lives  consist. They come and then disappear so quickly that we don't always observe and appreciate them. Every little reminder helps.


  1. Happy New Year, dear Jane and family.
    I enjoy reading your texts and I agree with you: taking pics with a digital camera is such a great thing. I know you have thousands of pic and I like all your images.
    Thanks for sharing your life with us!!

  2. Carol H. wrote:

    I very much enjoyed seeing the pictures of your beautiful family and what a great time you had together. Happy New Year to you both.

  3. You are indeed a handsome bunch. Happy New Year.

  4. I think I've seen Union Station but which one? Maybe Chinatown?

  5. Yes, very near Chinatown, Ted. Why not return? Would love to meet the real you and the missus.

  6. Susan writes: We had the best time ever. Much laughter, the Humphreys have a wicked very dry, almost always inappropriate sense of humor. Justin at supper, "Once when I was sleeping with my mother....", a perfectly innocent story he was telling but brought on huge laughter and a quick explanation from me. It was wonderful that Ryan and Justin were able to spend time with their cousin Owen, they had not me before. Many many good memories, a thousand thank yous Mom and Dad!

  7. Susan writes: and isn't that just the best picture of Ryan Kristine and Justin. That was one of the best parts of the trip Ryan meeting Kristine!!!!

  8. So glad that you are back doing your blog, Jane. Wishing you and Bob are very happy and healthy new year! Marilyn