Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blogging prompt, week one--Another favorite picture...

Myself, my father Norb and
Grandfather Steven Wozniak
circa 1956
Photo privately owned
by P. Taylor

Oh thank heavens for a years worth of blogging ideas....thanks to those who worked on this project! Week one post your favorite photo and talk about it. Okay, here it goes...

So, here is yet another one of my favorite pictures. I was almost one year old when this picture was taken. A three generation photo! That makes it special and a FAVORITE automatically! Here you see my father holding me and his father standing next to him. A couple of weeks later my father would be in the hospital with a broken collarbone and then two weeks after that I would be in the hospital. Poor Mom, she was about seven months pregnant with my sister! Talk about stress!!

Both my father and grandfather enjoyed gardening as is the evidence of the beautiful roses against the house. My grandfather died in 1959 when I was not quite four years old, so this picture means a great deal to me!

7 comments:

Amy (WeTree) said...

Great picture! Thanks for telling the story behind it.

I'm glad you like the blogging ideas. I look forward to reading more.

Becky Jamison said...

The roses are beautiful! This is a really great picture. So glad you shared it with us! Thank you.

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Hey, I'd like to know more about that year worth of ideas. Can you post the link?
Sarah

SpeakUp Librarian said...

P.S. Great photo!!!
Love your sweet smile and the delight your father and grandfather are taking in you!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Greetings Amy, Becky and Sarah (AKA Speakuplibrarian), thank you all for your wonderful comments. I believe this is really my favorite picture of my grandfather, father (Norb) and myself.

Msteri said...

Nice photo! Great roses, great looking family. I am sure you treasure this photo!

Any idea whn you are moving?

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Wonderful memory! I love the roses, too.

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown

WARNING: GENEALOGY POX IS VERY CONTAGIOUS!

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.

NO KNOWN CURE!

TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!