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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunters Theme: PARTY

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This photo is one that I can actually remember taking of my parents before their guests arrived for a costume party. It was taken in the early 60's and I could hardly stop laughing long enough to hold the camera still. My parents were always extremely social and either had people over or else they were going out. I can remember all the laughing as people arrived in their various crazy outfits and my sisters and I spied and eavesdropped all night long. So...may I present "Chinese Lady" and "Train Engineer."


27 comments:

Rose said...

Wonderful costumes. Your dads costume brought a laugh. Your mom looks great.

Rhea said...

Great picture!!

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ancient one said...

Loved the costumes! Great idea for a PARTY!!

Dancin' Fool said...

How absolutely wonderful, they look great! I love costume parties but not many people have them. Good for your brilliant folks.

Katney said...

What a delightful picture, Leslie. I remember my parents' parties, too. They usually involved either bridge or pinochle, and in the summer especially, BYO steaks on the grill.

The most specifically memorable party was the time when a family of skunks had taken up residence in the wall. That party was held exclusively outdoors.

Jenty said...

Those are lovely costumes! They sure went to a lot of trouble.
Good luck with the birth of your grandchild :)

Carver said...

Great take on the party theme. Your parents look adorable in that shot.

Nessa said...

Great costumes. Lots of fun.

Andrée said...

I laughed too: what great parents you have!

Josie said...

Leslie, that picture is absolutely hysterical!! I LOVE IT.

jmb said...

Wonderful photo Leslie, the parties must have been fun.

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture,it is very flexible...indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

here's mine:
Photohunt-1...
Photohunt-2...
Happy Weekend!

Janice Thomson said...

Great photo and wonderful idea for the theme Leslie. Your folks look neat in their costumes.

peppylady said...

Thank for taking a look at my picture this week.
My dad worked on the railroad as a conductor and whore bib overhauls like that.

granmal said...

Looks they had a lot of fun. I remember dressing up for a costume party once - Maybe one day I'll post that picture.

napaboaniya said...

The both look real cute dressing up!! Must have been real fun for them :)

Sharon said...

Your parents must have been fun people to grow up with! Those costumes are great!

Powell River Books said...

Costume parties can be such fun. I haven't been to one is a very long time. Thanks for visiting my blog to see my float cabin party. I see that you recently retired. I was an educator in the States and retired in 2005. We decided we wanted to move to Powell River and just landed for residency last week. I too want to write a memoir about my change from city to rural life. Keep in touch. -- Margy

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! they just look great !!

Casdok said...

Wonderful memory!! :)

Smalltown RN said...

OH that is priceless Leslie...you got to love those pictures of our parents being silly....yahoo!!

I guess it is a big day tomorrow...March 3 ...new baby arrives....I have always found planned births amazing...I mean you go to bed one night not having a baby..but knowing that this time the following evening you are going to have a new bundle of joy....my middle daughter was a planned induction...and it was so strange knowing that on that particular day I was going to have a baby...best of luck to your daughter....keep us posted!

Mauigirl said...

I love this picture, what a great memory!

I have a picture of my parents somewhere that I took when I was about 9. They were standing under a tree in the shade so it's not the best picture. But I actually remember taking it, as you remember taking this one, so that adds to the value of it! It becomes a memory that has been memorialized on film, more than just a snapshot that no one can ever remember who took it or where.

Liz said...

They look like great parents! Love the train engineer!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What fun!

jams o donnell said...

Great shot! I love the costumes. It looks like Madame Butterfly and Casey Jones! A belated happy weekend

Dragonstar said...

Great outfits! Lovely photo.

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