Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!

... Ivon turned 38 on Saturday, February 26, 2011 -

- Italy -

- Age 10, Disney World -

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A Painting ...

... by my grandmother, Martha Louise Huntzinger -

- No mistake on this one. Her name is in the corner. :) Enjoy!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Christmas Time 1903

... Looks to be hand drawn - and art runs in my family, but seemed to have missed me. -


Thursday, February 24, 2011

My ...

... great, great, grandmother -


I was so excited to see such a great picture of my great, great, grandmother. My bubble was popped as I learned it is a picture of my grandfather's sister. It is still an awesome picture. My grandfather was a photographer and may have taken the picture.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Did you know ...

... some ducks have one long leg? -

Enjoy! (Jon: Dumb ducks!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I passed ...

... this mother and child waiting for the bus as I walked around Lake Oswego -


Monday, February 21, 2011

Visiting ...

... Santa Claus at the North Pole -

This is a photo of a submarine at the North Pole. It would have been nice to have been on the submarine, but I was not. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

My sister ...

... Sarah. She made me play with paper dolls while growing up -

- Enjoy a picture from 1964. I guess this was her high school graduation picture. She gave me a feminine side; the Navy took it away; and Nancy is trying to put it back. :) -

- Correction to the photo. My sister's middle name is DeeAnne not Anne.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

From the Past ...

... My mother kept this letter all these years -

March 10, 1975 - 10 cent stamp

From Laura to her grand parents. Laura would be three months shy of being five years old.

Do you see a little ...

... four-year-old hiding in the shadows? It is me. -

- This picture was taken on Mothers' Day in 1952. Front and center is my sister Sarah. She is two years older than I am. I am standing between my brothers John, age nine and George, five months shy of being eight years old. My brother Frank, age 11 is standing behind Sarah. My mother is holding baby Eloise, and my father is holding Lucia, age two. Enjoy a moment in the past. -

Friday, February 18, 2011

At last ...

... I have seen a silver spoon devil -


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Have You ...

... Seen Our Full Moon Tonight? -

- This is the best I can do with a coolpix camera. Enjoy!

I'm late ...

... I'm late, for a very important date -


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Only ...

... in Lake Oswego. -

- Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Where do old glass balls go?

... to Lake Oswego and hang out downtown -


Monday, February 14, 2011

Is this October

- This was a wall hanging in a restaurant in Junction City. Enjoy! -

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Where do old motorcycles go?

... They become part of totem poles -

- Enjoy!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Oh so ...

... Good. Yum, Yum, Yummy! -

- Dennis and I went on an adventure to Mt Angel to get an early peek at the Wurst Fest. The Fest actually starts Saturday, but I had heard on Good Morning Portland that the Mt Angel Sausage Company would start Friday afternoon. We ate and listen to German playing the Accordion. Well, maybe she was dressed like a German. Dennis and I test tasted the Fire Alarm #4, and we are still alive, yea! I brought four Fire Alarm #4 brat worst links for my son-in-law Larry. I am excited for his report.

Friday, February 11, 2011

My ...

... Grandfather, a photographer -

- Writing on the picture: Hubert Huntzinger about age 18. His mother, Ida Elisabeth Huntzinger painted the pretty scarf, and Lottie made his dress-up outfit. He loved to dress up and take pictures of himself. He had a beautiful tenor voice and always sang with the family when the family had song and music in the evenings (around an old square style piano). -

- Laura feels a sense of a connection to him, and both are photographers. -

- Enjoy! -

Oregon ...

... Through My Eyes -

Art in Lake Oswego. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Old Slides ...

... Have Lost Color but Still Tell a Story -

- Neuschwanstein Castle -
- I climbed up behind the castle to take this picture. -

- The picture has lost the beauty of this peacock perched inside the castle. I still think it looks impressive. -

- A swan from inside the castle looks as if it is trying to swim. -

- Pictures taken in 1978. -

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Glance ...

... to the Past -

- Michael is fixing the hat his grandfather bought him. Yes, I am back packing him around.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I am standing...

...Next to President David O. McKay -

Enjoy a bit of history. I received this picture late last year from my sisters.