Sunday, October 18, 2009

Lost But Not Forgotten

Two layouts of my Uncle Elwood who I haven't seen in a very, very, very long time. The "Forever Lost" layout was created in June 2005.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My United Airlines Menu

I picked up this United Airlines menu at a yard sale last month. It cost me fifty cents. What attracted me to it was it represented a bygone era in MY lifetime.

The menu reminds me that airline travel use to be a wonderful experience. Now, just the thought of “flying” somewhere fills me with dread. It doesn’t matter which airline you choose the feelings are the same—you no longer feel valued as a customer. From being fleeced by the myriad of fees that frankly most people don’t understand to the yearly shrinkage of space in the airplane, customers just don’t matter.

I enjoy looking at this menu. I like the artwork displayed on the cover and the food selections. Everything about it says “Enjoy” the experience!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Sweinfert, Germany

I am still in my "heritage" mood, creating layouts from photos taken years, years, years, and years ago. Since my memory is getting to be so poor, these layouts serve a dual purpose of allowing me to write the "who, what, where, when."
My best friend, Cathy, just sent me her photo albums from the "Germany" period. I plan to scan and create an album from her photos combined with mine.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Heritage Layout

It took me all day to complete this layout! I am not totally happy with it, but want to post anyway since it has been over 2 weeks since I last published.
This is another photo from the a stash I found from the early 60s living on Ft. Ord, California.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

St. Lucia

Another layout from our Caribbean Cruise...

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Preserving Memories

As we age our bones may get brittle, our hair may get dull, and other such things that come with age. Photographs are no different.

I am in a race against time to try and preserve photos that were taken before the use of archival paper and ink. Unfortunately, it has been too late for some. I sometimes spend hours scanning photos, unfortunately, having to make the hard decisions on which ones to preserve. We have hundreds of photos.

The photo in the scrapbook page is one of me and my sister, Karen, taken when we lived at Ft. Ord, California. I can remember the house located on Brittany Road. By our dress and remembering the routines of childhood it is probably Sunday. Sundays were the time for photos and rides to Monterrey, Carmel, and other places outside the army base.

This photo is quite unique as it is extremely rare that Karen and I are alone in a photograph at this age. Don't know why. But when photos were taken, I was usually paired with my sister Lynette. Karen was paired with our sister Alesia. I suspect it is because we were two pairs--Donna and Lynette, and Karen and Alesia. The age difference between the two oldest is 2 years and between the two youngest is one year. However, there is 4 years between the two middle sisters.

Photographs give me much joy and I treasure all that remain, and remember all the memories from the ones that are gone.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I'm finally getting around to scrapping photos from our 2000 Caribbean Cruise! Yes, it's been nine years. Wow!

What was fantastic about the cruise is the islands we visited: we sailed from San Juan PR, visited St. Thomas first then Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten.

Next year we will do another Southern Caribbean Cruise and will look to visit Aruba, Curacao, and perhaps re-visit a couple of the islands from 2000.