Friday, July 17, 2009

Things that used to be...

It's birthday week...time to look back at old photos and recall fond memories...

This is my father, me and my sister, 1957, Lake Breeze Motel, Erie, PA.

My father passed away 5 years ago, my sister has been gone for 10, but what memories! Those vacations, less than 100 miles from home that lasted less than a week, felt like month long trips to some exotic port, far, far from home!

My parents would talk for weeks, facts and trivia about our destination. We planned, made mental lists of things to look for, things to do. Mom always made sure we looked our best, Dad always took time to show us odd things.

I know that we were poor, that my parents had to save and save for these trips and that every penny was hard earned...but oh, so worth it.

Beer budget with Champagne memories!


SweetAnnee said...

That's the way to build lasting memories..being together and doing

Thanks for sharing..sweet pictures.

EddieB said...

I grew up the same way. We were poor and didn't even know it. Your Dad was a BIG part of my growing up. Those are sweet memories and it took great parents to expose us to this.