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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Sepia Saturday #102 Then and Now and a special birthday

Sepia Saturday

Alan's SS entry is full of visuals to stir up memories.

That is what SS is all about, no matter the age of the photo.

While shooting photos yesterday at Thanksgiving feast I remembered this old photo and how a 30 year old photo has a lot of memories and changes associated with it.

This was taken for our family photo for our church directory in 1981.

Our oldest son had just left Ky. for his new career with IBM in Kingston, N.Y.

Yours truly, way before she was QMM, Beth, Tom,
Rachel, Julia, John and Jennifer.

Yes, can't fool you, I did sepialize (?) this photo, but it was very pale and had lots of blemishes on the paper anyway.

Now speaking of memories.
This photo empathizes how blessed we are in being able to gather for special holidays.

We all know how blessed we are.

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You may want to join in.

Happy Birthday 
No #1 son is 50 today.

High School graduation 1978

I have been able to see much of the other side of the world through this  son's eyes.
He has quite a travel portfolio.
He loves art and literature and travel.
He knows what I like and always has just the right photos to bring back to relate his experiences with me. 
He and his best friend traveled inside Russia back in the cold war days and were able to go places where most people were not allowed to go.

We love you Thomas Dwight.


Pat transplanted to MN said...

QMM, You look exactly the same with that blessed smile, hair only a shade lighter. Nice family.

Karin said...

Gorgeous family! A wonderful photo!

Pondside said...

Beautiful - it's fun to look back, reminisce about past holidays and then take a nice new photo! What a good looking family!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I just called by this morning to say thanks so much for becoming my latest follower, I hope you will continue to enjoy. Sepia Saturday sounds like fun maybe I will join in sometimes when my new photography blog is more settled! I love the old and new photos of your family together Peggy. Have a great weekend.

Anvilcloud said...

Catching up: glad you had a good TG and day after. Your family photo is nice.

Liz Stratton said...

Peggy, a great pair of then-and-now photos. Happy Thanksgiving!

tony said...

A Fine Handsome Family.

Anonymous said...

What happy family photos - and you all have lovely smiles :-) Jo

Jinksy said...

What a great collection of photos! :)

Bob Scotney said...

Fine family portraits.
My elder son was 50 this year too. Makes realise you are older than you feel.

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

Thank God for kids and families. They give us back so much more than we could ever hope for. How textured our lives are through experiencing life with those we love. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday!

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful family; those of us blessed with a beautiful family has much to be thankful for.

Alan Burnett said...

What a very fine family : there is something so special about family bonds : a closeness based on so much sharing that it cannot be matched by any other relationship at all.

Little Nell said...

How nice to recreate that family scene. They look a happy bunch.


Always funny to look back and yes, things improve with age.

Kristin said...

How nice to have photos across so many years yet so similar. Nice.