Thursday, September 19, 2013

Continuing On

Friday Fave Fives.  After a busy week, it's good to slow down and THINK about my blessings.  Susanne's Friday Fave Fives helps me do that.  Without the discipline of knowing I want to write my gratitude list for the week, I might let the week slip past without taking notice.

1.  A long conversation with a cousin.  As I sift slowly through the photos from my father's childhood, I have found pictures of my uncles.  I called the oldest son of one uncle to ask about where to send photos I have scanned and want to share with him and his brothers.  We chatted for quite awhile and caught up on family news.

2.  Loving some of the old photos I'm finding.

'Three Dirty Boys'
(on the ranch in rural Oregon, mid 1920s)

Three Brothers-- a bit older

3.  I'm not sure how my computer changed a setting for my desktop background.  But recently the photos have been rotating and changing daily or more often.  I've realized how much I am actually enjoying the unexpected memories the photos have elicited.  Some photos I don't remember taking; others I look and think about where I was and why I shot that particular photo.  It has been fun.  I've learned how to reset the background but I've decided for now I like the changes.

4.  I'm not much of a sports fan but here at Willow's Cottage, SOMEONE has been faithfully watching the Los Angeles Dodgers make their way to clinching the Western Division Championship.  SOMEONE is really happy since HE has been a Dodger fan since the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958.  GO BLUE!

5.  Dark Chocolate.  A little bit, just a bite or two.  Every day.  It's a health food, right?

I hope you won't let your week's blessings go unobserved.  For what are you grateful this week?


Faith said...

Well my own hubby is happy about the Red Sox doing so well right now! Lol. Your pictures are fun to look at and I'm with you on the dark chocolate! Mmmm....have a wonderful weekend welcoming the autumn season!

roxie said...

Oh, those photos are fabulous! And you are one of the few women I know who has enough self-restraint to have JUST a few bites of dark chocolate. I get that bar open, and come to my senses with sticky fingers and an empty wrapper.

Hazel said...

Yes. I mean yes to the dark chocolate :) Your uncles are cute. I love looking at and listening to stories of old photos. History is fascinating.


Susanne said...

What great photos! I love looking back through old photos and remembering the event that went with them. Nice that you got a good conversation out of it with your cousin too.

And yes, dark chocolate is definitely a health food. I tell myself that everyday! ;v) I buy the little individually wrapped bite sized ones from Costco. So much easier to control how much I eat that way.

Monica said...

Yes! I understand that Dark Chocolate is a "healthy" food! :)

I love to look through old family photos. Especially in the winter months when there is nothing to do outside...

Barbara H. said...

It's so good to reconnect with relatives. I've been meaning to try to touch base with a cousin some time. I love those old photos, too. When my m-i-l moved her, her daughter sent a stack that I want to scan and sent out to the rest of the family.

Both our computer and the Apple TV screensaver rotates photos. It's fun to see what pops up that we haven't seen in a while.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Definitely a health food!

Just great pictures. Have a great week ahead.

Marg said...

Ah yes, isn't it wonderful to work through those boxes...I've started...I've stalled, I've quit? It's fall's time to start scanning again. It's such a worthwhile project.
And I agree...adding chocolate to your diet is the best.

nikkipolani said...

Oh, those photos are so sweet. And so is a chocolaty bite every day :-)

Sorry to hear about the deer mowing down your roses. I have pests that plague mine, but none as bad as deer!

Gattina said...

These old pictures are just adorable !

Bethany said...

Even though I'm a huge Reds fan, I will celebrate the Dodgers with you! Yay! I love going back through old photos... even other people's! I don't know if you've heard of the book Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? The author used old photos to spark ideas for his story line and then included them in the book. I thought that was very creative. Hope you're having a good weekend!

Ann said...

Chocolate comes from a plant!! Therefore, it's a vegetable!! Eat away!

Kathie said...

Love the old photos - they tell a story, don't they!

Mmm - chocolate! Love the milk kind best but will, of course, eat the dark and just about any other kind!! :)