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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:14 AM
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Share YOUR Family Photos: Here's Mom and me in the 1940s. (PHOTOS)
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:21 AM by Radio_Lady


We're digitally importing lots of photos that have been in the old cardboard box for years!

She was an interesting woman; wanted to be a journalist, and was going to college at the University of Pittsburgh when she met my father, who was a lawyer who graduated from the University of Michigan. They eloped to Chevy Chase, Md. and married when Mom was 18 and Dad was 26. I was born one year and one month later, in May 1939. I am their only child. She spent the rest of her life working as Dad's legal secretary, with one transition to a secretarial job for a company in Medley, Florida. Mom once told me she was "envious" of me because I was able to pursue a career of my own.

Do you have a picture of you and your mother?
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:24 AM
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1. Mother's Day in the early 70s with my husband and our five kids... the three older ones are his.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:24 AM by Radio_Lady
The two little ones are mine.

Mom was the photographer!

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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:41 AM
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2. Hi Radio_Lady!
Here's my family:


From the left:
Mr TOhioLiberal, my younger son (just married), my older son (the graduate), my mom and my sister Kim.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:47 AM
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4. Hey, nice graduation photo. What year this taken?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:49 AM by Radio_Lady
Great family photo and I really like the purple graduation gown! Hotcha! Did the men all wear that color?



Thanks for posting.
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:57 AM
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7. Thanks...
It was taken in 2002. The men wore purple the women wore gold.
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:46 AM
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3. my little sister and i about 2 years ago


my little sister has quite the little personality, lol ;)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:51 AM
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5. How sweet! Looks like a painting I have...
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 01:59 AM by Radio_Lady
"At The Seashore" by Edward Henry Potthast, an artist who lived from 1857 to 1927, looks a lot like this photo.

Must be nice to have a sibling!
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:52 AM
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6. Ft. Walton Beach in Florida
we visit there a lot :hi:

thanks, btw
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:02 AM
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10. Wow, that is really cool.
So similar, right down to the people walking the shore. Very nice
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Ariana Celeste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 02:01 AM
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8. not very good photos but...
This is my mama and me at Sea Tac airport last time I flew out to WA:



This is my dad, RIP:



and this is my baby brother:

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:29 PM
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18. Ariana, those photos are neat. Your Dad is gone, I guess.
Sorry about that.

Tell your brother that T-shirt is EXCELLENT! But it might not win him many friends... while insulting... pretty much everyone!
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:56 AM
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9. Radio Lady that is a wonderful picture...
You are both so beautiful. :hug:

This is my mother, three brothers and myself in 1982.

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:25 PM
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16. Wow! Big family! I envy you... wish I had some siblings.
Are you close to your brothers?
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FedUpWithIt All Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:36 PM
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17. Yes we are pretty close.
:hi:

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:05 AM
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11. I love your picture!
Here is a picture of my mother and me from this summer. She recently moved to the Dominican Republic. I just spent my first holiday without my mom. It was very emotional.

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:37 PM
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19. Sorry to hear that. Why did she move away from you?
We did the exact opposite -- followed our daughter and her husband from Boston, MA to Portland, OR.

I was determined not to put distance between me and my child, as well as the two grandchildren they have produced since we moved here!

My mother lived thousands of miles away in Miami, Florida; her mother, my grandmother, was in Los Angeles, California. I just didn't want that to happen!

I wish I had been closer to my mother, but I just couldn't tolerate the hot and humid climate. I was born in a temperate place (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) and still love seasonal climates.

Was your mother originally from the Dominican Republic? Does she have relatives there? It seems like an unusual choice, but I'm sure I don't know all the circumstances.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, hearty New Year 2007.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:54 PM
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22. My mother's family is originally
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 05:55 PM by malta blue
from the DR, and she does have many cousins there. I think she just got too fed up with the cold and she could really stretch her income there.

She came for Thanksgiving and her 60th birthday for a total of 3 weeks, but Christmas seemed weird. I know she felt it too, she kept calling to see what I was doing. :)

I miss her terribly, but she is doing some really great things in her retirement. She is active in her community and is doing some great volunteer work with the residents of a neaby village. The women in the village make candles for income, and Mom, together with a friend, managed to secure free wax for them from Yankee Candle, along with some 500 chickens for them.

Anyhow, we do manage to see each other at least 4 times a year, and now I have a place on the beach (yes, walk out the door and there is sand) to visit during the cold upstate NY winters.

:bounce:

You have a wonderful New Year Raddio_Lady! :toast:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:46 AM
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12. I got current and really old, nothing inbetween
Current, from Thanksgiving. I'm on the left with my family, my brother on the right with his, our uncle in the middle


My mom and dads wedding photo


This should give an idea of what mom's personality was like

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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:04 AM
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13. Something Old and something new
Here's my Uncle Leonard on his 1932 Indian. This was taken about 1947.

Then here is me with my granddaughter Desi. Carrying on a family tradition.

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:53 PM
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21. My 48 year old stepson just bought a motorcycle.
He's talking about taking a ride from Boston, Massachusetts, to Portland, Oregon -- alone. We have no idea what he will encounter and are quite worried about him. He takes medicine for manic depression and tells us he has been smoking marijuana for decades.

I've never been on a motorcycle, believe it or not... in 67 years of living. You guys look so comfortable1 I guess I'd take go a little ways down the street in the back if you provide the steering!

Love to you both -- wander carefully and watch out for the other guy/gal!

Radio_Lady in Oregon

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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:09 AM
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35. That sounds like a great trip
I've been riding for over 40 years. Traveled from Key West to Seattle back in 1978. Then crossed into Canada and rode from BC to Maine. Long rides are good for the soul. You get to see the country from a far different perspective than riding in a car. It is a much more physical experience.

Too bad about the marijuana thing. I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing, but I wouldn't trust my reactions on a bike after smoking or drinking. Better to ride sober then party at night or something.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:26 AM
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34. Awesome!!! Teach a child to ride and love
motorcycles and/or scooters early in life.

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Lowell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:12 AM
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36. My grandfather taught me
when I was real young. When I reached 14, the legal age for a less than 5 hp bike, I got my first bike. I've been on two wheels every since. Dezi loves the short rides I take her on and swears she is going to be a biker when she grows up. I believe her.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:48 AM
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14. Here are some oldies and newbies....

My Brothers and I at the banks of the Mississippi, New Orleans, 1970 - I'm the eldest


My Grandmother, circa 1916


My Dad, 1959


Great Great Grandparents, circa 1870


My brothers and I, 1983


The new Baby, Susannah, last week

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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:48 PM
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20. What a nice group of photos! Three little blond boys by the Mississippi River!
I love blonds, but don't have any in my family.

You and your brothers look so comfortable together.

Your father had a 1958 Oldsmobile 88 (I think that's right... or is it the 98?) My boyfriend's brother had one in white and charcoal -- it was a convertible!

Is that animal a shaggy goat? Where did your grandmother live?

Great Grandpa has a big white beard. I know nothing about my great grandparents -- but I do have a few pictures.

Savannah... what a cutie pie!

Thanks so much for posting these! This is kind of a watershed year for me, having lost someone important to me in January 2006, and another member of our extended family on December 1.

Hug everyone you can while you can. This life goes by very swiftly, doesn't it?

Warm regards,

Radio_Lady in Oregon







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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:53 AM
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38. You're a sweetheart and I always respect your voice here
My Dad just wrapped up his visit to us yesterday. My Grandmother grew up in New Mexico and I do believe that's a goat she has hitched up. My Great Great Grandpa glowers in the same way my 8 year old son does when he's annoyed. Susannah just spit up on me about five minutes ago. I have four younger brothers now, my folks divorced and my Step Mom had twin Boys in 1982 to add to the two brothers you see in the photo.

I'm 47, I still have one Grandparent alive, she'll be 100 next May. I've been married for 11 years and have three kids and a kind and patient wife. My Folks are alive and kicking, although we nearly lost Dad to throat cancer three years ago. I've suffered the loss of friends of my youth to Car Wrecks, Depression and AIDS.

I know that loss is inevitable, and perhaps this is the time of year most appropriate to reflection on those losses, I hope that we can all have grace and satisfaction that we showed kindness to as many people as we could. Something tells me that whomever you lost this year misses you too.
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:48 PM
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28. Wow. Great pics
Nice variety of young and old!
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:51 AM
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15. I have quite a few.
My mom and dad.


My parents, my dad's brother, his wife and son, me and Mr. kt at our wedding.


My mom and her parents in the 60s.


My parent's on their wedding day. The other people are my dad's parents.


My mom's dad during WWII. He is the man in the front with the hat.


My dad's dad on the farm.


My dad, his two brothers and their children with our grandpa. Each brother had one child, and each one had a child in order of oldest son, middle son and then the youngest son.


My paternal grandfather's sister.


My paternal great-grandmother.


My maternal great-grandpa.


My mom and Uncle Luther.


My grandparents and my mom.


My mom.


My parents on their wedding day.



My parents at my age.


My maternal grandpa and me.


My maternal grandma, my cousin and me.


My dad.


My maternal grandmother's sister and best friend, Sula, and her husband.


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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:47 PM
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26. An excellent group of photos! And don't you just love the various hairdos?
Your Mom and Dad look healthy and athletic.

I love your wedding gown!

Have a wonderful New Year! Speak with you again soon! Thanks for your post.

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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:02 PM
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23. Here's one of My dad, my sister, and me.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 06:02 PM by YellowRubberDuckie

This is one of my favorite pictures of my family. I think my mom is taking the picture, but there was just something that bonded the three of us together. My dad was such a card, and wasn't he a handsome feller?
Duckie
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:48 PM
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27. Thanks, Duckie. Great color photo. Your Dad was very strong-looking, and tan.
Memories are made of this.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 09:43 AM
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37. He actually had a lot of Native American ancestry...
...that I think contributed to the serious tan he had 365 days a year. :)
Duckie
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:53 PM
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24. Taken at Thanksgiving


I have boxes and boxes of old family pics, but none scanned on this laptop...

MrsRetro and I in 1995 on one of our first dates


Me circa 1962 or so...


RL
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:41 PM
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25. You're one beautiful guy, RetroLounge! I saw your other picture with your two children.
The little girl and boy with the long hair are sweet, adorable kids. Whose two kids are sitting with yours in the front row?

PS. I could just nibble the fingers and toes of that baby photo.

PPS. Our best friends from Beaverton, Oregon are moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin... he'll be working for the big shoe company... they make Nunn Bush, Florsheim, and Stacy Adams shoes. Can't remember the name right now.

Do you know of any good "Move to Wisconsin" sites?

See you around the bend... in 2007. Good to speak with you on the DU.

Radio Lady in Oregon
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:24 PM
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32. Those are my younger brother's kids...
Can't think of that shoe company's name, they are in Port Washington, north of Milwaukee...

RL
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:05 PM
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29. Here are a few oldies in my family.
My dad's dad's side of the family in Ft. Worth, Texas. My great grandfather is second from right, front row. My great, great grandfather and grandmother are the on the left end, front row


My great great grandmother on my dad's mom's side of the family in Mississippi.


My grandmother who recently passed in March of this year. The above lady is her grandmother.


My great great grandfather on my mom's dad's side of the family. This picture was taken in England.


My great, great, great, great grandfather who is the founder of Jacksonville, Texas. He is originally from Kentucky. This pic is circa 1860 I believe.


This is my great, great uncle's saloon in Torren, Mexico.


My mom's dad's family in Piedras Negras, Mexico.
My grandfather is the baby in the picture, circa 1910.

My great grandparents on my mom's dad's side.


My grandmother with LBJ and Westmoreland


My dad as a Navy pilot


Mom, early 40s.


Me circa 1968


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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:06 PM
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30. This is a great thread. Here are some pics of mine to share.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 10:16 PM by QMPMom
My Maternal Grandparents on their wedding day.
Her parents heartily disapproved of the marriage
as my Grandfather had been married before. He
was a widower whose wife had died in childbirth
and my great-grandparents did not like that one bit.


Me, at about age 2



My Maternal Grandfather, me (oldest), my sister and
baby cousin, Christmas 1963


My Uncle Dick. He was 13 when I was born and
more like a big brother. He died when I was 9.


My Parents: Dad and Stepmother (and not a wicked one!)


Me on our wedding day


My husband on our wedding day


The new Mr. and Mrs. on July 13, 1985


DD, three days old


DS 2 weeks old


The Dynamic Duo as toddlers


The Dynamic Duo now


My sister


My brother-in-law and nephew


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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:13 PM
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31. Okay, Here Are A Few
Bertha and Me



My Dad and Me



Dad, Uncle Claude, Uncle Red and Grandmother, circa 1948



My Brother, Woody



Me, 1953



My Dad and His Brothers, circa 1935

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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:46 PM
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33. A few...

My mom and I in 1978


Me & my sister


Me & my grandpa


Grandma, cousin, grandma, me, mom
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dropkickpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:11 AM
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39. Here's some
The REALLY old pics are on a disc somewhere, but damned if I can find it!

My oldest brothers wedding 1993 (without the dye, 3 of my brothers are redheads, 2 blondes, and I am the only girl and only brunette)


A four generation pic (going counter clockwise starting with my grampa, Dropkid, me, my mum, her mum)


Dropkid AKA the fish @ 18 months
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 04:36 PM
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40. Thanks to all the DUers who contributed to this thread!
We're getting ready to go off to our Portland hotel adventure for a couple of days!

Back at you in the New Year.

Have a happy 2007 first night and the rest of the 364...

Radio_Lady Ellen in Oregon
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