At night, I curl up in bed to read or watch TV, and love this “night stand.” It is one of my dual-purpose (or multi-purpose) pieces. In the beginning, I enjoyed it in an upstairs bedroom at my former home, holding a small TV. Sadly, I have no photos of its former life.
Before I had my iPhone (Phoebe), I didn’t photograph everything that surrounded me. This compulsion to snap photos had its origins with my social media presence. Visiting on Facebook and other people’s blogs brought out this fascination for me.
As October approaches, I am thinking of birthdays. On October 5, my #2 son will be celebrating his birthday. The anticipation takes me back to old photos…way back in the day. Like this one on his fifth birthday.
As I look at this photo, I also remember my own younger years. Here I am at seven…also an “October baby.” See a resemblance? LOL
Many years ago, Brett was the second child of three…and here we are, “living the dream” in Coalinga, CA, a time that I recall as very depressing. LOL. Brett, on the left, does not look very happy in this photo. He was three.
We did manage to escape that little town now and then…and (below), we had an all-day adventure at the park, 70 miles away. None of the kids look all that happy. Perhaps the escape was not thrilling enough.
Here they are in a new home in the city, with a fourth child, my daughter Heather; they look happier here, except for my youngest son on the left. Maybe he was still disgruntled about losing his position as the “youngest child.” We all have to give up things along the way. I recall enjoying this apartment, with all the wicker stuff I collected back then. (It was the 80s!). But I no longer had the house I really enjoyed for a while. Sigh.
Later in the 80s, we moved into a townhouse that I loved. Here is Brett, still not looking that happy. Perhaps he just didn’t like posing for photos. That hanging on the wall served time as a throw rug in our next home.
If you look closely, on the right, you can see the corner of that “former wall hanging.”
Over the years, we have repurposed many things, not the least of which were the furnishings of our various homes. The “kids” have gone through their own changes with time. I love looking back at the moments we have shared along the way.
When the world around us is going through so many chaotic moments, it is comforting to look back at family moments.
How is your week going? Are you managing to deal with what life is throwing at us?