Friends

July 31, 2006



Incident

July 31, 2006



Degradation

July 31, 2006



Relaxation

July 31, 2006



Wheels

July 30, 2006



Impressed

July 30, 2006



Reminder

July 30, 2006



Event

July 29, 2006



Unbearable

July 29, 2006



Crafty

July 29, 2006



Pals

July 29, 2006



Style

July 28, 2006



The official "should jen do it" thread

July 28, 2006


Choices

July 28, 2006



Luck

July 28, 2006



Rock

July 27, 2006



Alice

July 27, 2006



Caught

July 27, 2006



Timing

July 27, 2006



Um

July 26, 2006


Style

July 26, 2006



Motel

July 26, 2006



Polkaholic

July 26, 2006



Snack

July 25, 2006



Hot Hot Upskirt Action

July 25, 2006



Artist

July 25, 2006



Home

July 25, 2006



Decor

July 24, 2006

itstrivettime.jpg

I was at a farmhouse today buying some antiques. I had just finished loading up the truck when the lady of the house walked up to me.

"Do you know anyone who could use these?"

I looked down at her hands and said with a smile "Trivets?"

"Yes, trivets. They're still good" she told me

"Why yes" I said " I do know some people who would like a trivet."

She handed them to me with a smile and said
"Good, I really want them to go to a good home. My mother loved them so."

Now, I ask you, who wants a trivet?


evolution

July 24, 2006



treat

July 24, 2006



poise

July 24, 2006



1972

July 23, 2006



1973

July 23, 2006



covered

July 23, 2006



raptured

July 23, 2006



marge

July 22, 2006



dick

July 22, 2006



Conversation

July 22, 2006



Assistance

July 21, 2006



Egad

July 21, 2006

We were going through a box of records from an estate sale
When we found this
Egad


Happiness

July 21, 2006

I don't know if I ever mentioned it here before but I also post on Swapatorium.



The Gentlemen

July 21, 2006

It's them.



For Alice

July 21, 2006



Norm

July 21, 2006



Margot

July 20, 2006

From the back of the photo
"The happy birthday gal 5/24/71"


Strawberry

July 20, 2006

I don't know why I like this
I just want to know the story behind it


Obstruction

July 20, 2006



View

July 20, 2006

Inside almost every old photo album I buy, there's a photo taken from inside a moving car.
I have no idea why....



Betty

July 20, 2006



Glenda

July 19, 2006



Guide

July 19, 2006



Agenda

July 19, 2006



Solace

July 18, 2006



Erase

July 18, 2006

With digital cameras you can say goodbye to photos like this
Push one button and you can erase your mistake
Maybe that's a good thing



Battered

July 18, 2006

If you couldn't access Bighappy yesterday
It was because my hosting company had a minor meltdown.



Fear

July 17, 2006



Funhouse

July 17, 2006



Tacos

July 17, 2006


Celebration

July 16, 2006



Showtime

July 16, 2006



Hammertime

July 16, 2006



Watching

July 15, 2006

A few months back Nick and I went to see Other Peoples Picture's. It's a (great) movie about snapshot collectors. One of the collectors featured in the movie was an israeli immigrant who lost family members in the holocaust and whose own family album was destroyed years ago. He collects snapshots of nazis in everyday situations. His collection is called "The Banality of Evil". I could think of better things to collect but hey.... to each his own.

This pic is a group of german soldiers on leave.

(apologies to Godwin)



Busted

July 15, 2006



Honeymoon

July 15, 2006



David

July 15, 2006



Alinea

July 14, 2006


consultation

July 14, 2006


complaint

July 14, 2006


Duality

July 14, 2006



Team

July 13, 2006



Correspondence

July 13, 2006

Found in a box of photographs


Realization

July 13, 2006



I Like it

July 12, 2006


grout

July 12, 2006



limbo

July 12, 2006



Brenda

July 12, 2006



Camouflage

July 11, 2006



Star

July 11, 2006



Waiting

July 11, 2006



Lunch

July 10, 2006



Zowie

July 10, 2006

Someone sent me a nekkid picture.
I'd love to share but but but......zowie....
Nice legs by the way.


Warrior

July 10, 2006

This one was sent to me by Mark

"My grandparents' house. It could be Halloween, or not. I would
just put this stuff on. Note "peace helmet" with fuzzy hippy flower
sticker, and plastic tommy gun. This was approved by my Republican
parents."


Trained

July 10, 2006



Run

July 10, 2006



1981

July 09, 2006



Supplies

July 08, 2006



Adjustment

July 08, 2006



Favorites

July 08, 2006

In other news, I'm not alone
Thanks to CokePoet for the link



Royalty

July 08, 2006

Wendy sent me this pic

"In case you need any more photos, here is my favorite pic of my grandfather from his
tavern owning days. As you can see, Miss Tavern Pale got to keep her title for a
WHOLE week, wow. I love the look in my grandfather's eye."


Christmas in July

July 07, 2006

(and a note to the many people who sent in pics when my scanner went down. I'll be posting your pics later this week)


Loner

July 07, 2006



Obstacle

July 07, 2006



Temptation

July 07, 2006



Serious

July 06, 2006



Gwen

July 06, 2006



Pals

July 06, 2006



Searching

July 06, 2006



Counseling

July 06, 2006



Work

July 06, 2006



Brass

July 05, 2006



High Note

July 05, 2006



destiny

July 05, 2006

Hey folks, Nick here. Ron is a busy little beaver so he asked me to fill in today. I thought I'd start by keeping the personal nostalgia theme going and posting a photo of me laying down some serious low end at Westhill High's Battle of the Bands in 1980. For the record, the band's name was Destiny but I wish I could remember the name of the purple spandex-clad babe- she wasn't actually in the band and her mike was never even turned on- she was strictly there to look hot. Mission accomplished I'd say!


Hairstyles

July 04, 2006

CokePoet emailed me these pics of his parents
The first one is from 1952
The second is from 1963-ish

before.JPG

after.JPG


Happiness

July 04, 2006

As we continue to wait for my new scanner, people keep sending in photos.
This one is from Stormy.
It's her mom and dad in 1952.
If that's not the look of love then I don't know what is.

I had no idea your dad is Robert De Niro



Pants

July 04, 2006

Doc just sent me this awesome photo.



Salut

July 04, 2006

A shot of happiness in an email from franko

"Here's my favorite found photo. I actually have this framed and on
display in one room in our house.

I found it in an antique store, and initially I bought it just
because it was a great photo of a bunch of guys toasting you, the
viewer, but then later I realized with great delight that they are
toasting with a bottle of Pernod Fils absinthe. I'm not sure where or
when this photo was taken, but the Pernod Fils absinthe labels are
quite distinctive, and you can pretty clearly see it here. Absinthe
is also cloudy when in the glass, and the stuff in the glasses they
are raising also add ammo to my theory. Anyway, the real stuff was
banned in the U.S. in 1912 and in france in 1915, but my guess is
that this photo was taken after that.

So, my own internal story for this photo is that these guys had a pre-
ban bottle of absinthe they were sitting on and saving for a special
occasion, and this photo is commemorating the day they opened it. I
wish I knew the real story of this photo, but no matter what, i never
tire of looking at it.

Thanks for letting me share it!"


Goodness

July 04, 2006

Jen sent in this photo of herself circa 1972
I think she somehow glued her neck to her shoulder



Pad

July 04, 2006

More email goodness
This one from Heidi

"In the mood of your website, I present a photo of my childhood living
room, but from my dad's bachelor days.

He bought the house in 1959, when he was 33. Until then, he was content
to live with his parents. He didn't have a washer or dryer until he was
engaged to my mom in 1965, because his mom would still do his laundry
for him.

He chose the house, in part, because of the long solid wall. An optimal
distance for his 200-pound speakers in each corner. Note the TV,
turntable, AM/FM combination. Here is a man who loves music and
electronics. Nearly all of the albums shown are band albums. He
doesn't just have "The Marches" but he has a section for Spanish
marches, English Marches, German Marches. And again for the polka
albums. And lots of jazz and big band. And Stan Freberg, the Smothers
Brothers. I found an album once, as a kid, called "Everything You
Should Know from the Kinsey Report" But is was just a talking album. I
did like the MAD album and one called "Knockers Up."

The coffee table is solid marble. As a wee 'un, about 6, I was scooting
around on hands and knees and knocked my face into the table. I had
quite a shiner, just in time for Christmas photos. In my teen years, I
found out that the marble top only rests on the metal frame - it isn't
firmly attached. I learned this when the top slid off the metal frame
and landed on my brother's foot.

The wallpaper is still there, though is was painted light green in the
80's. Alternating sections of smooth and sandpaper in one-foot squares.

What you can't see is the cool antenna dial with compass markings. As
kids, we'd turn the dial, then run out to the yard to watch the antenna
point to the new direction.

Dad was so proud of this place that this was the photo he sent with his
Christmas cards that year, out in his first place.

And his only place. He turns 80 today, and he's still there with my mom."


Salvation

July 04, 2006

Budman sent me some photos to post until the scanner arrives.
The first one is Fess.
The bottom pic is his dad (the guy on the right)



Ummm

July 03, 2006

Really. My scanner bit the dust.
Should we play Yahtzee or something instead?

Ya see, I scan the pics on a daily basis.
I really don't have hundreds scanned and ready to go.
And well, like...my scanner...it like broke......
And uh...like...I ah......don't have any pictures to post.
Because my scanner is like....dead.....goneski....over.....out...

This scanner is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late scanner. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-scanner

I could ask Angelica or Nick to fill in but it's a holiday
And I really don't want to bug them.

Dang.

I just ordered another scanner but it'll be a couple of days before it gets here.

So...

Here we are.....

Yep....just you and me......

Here.....waiting....

(twiddles thumbs)

Anyone want to play Yahtzee?


Holiday

July 03, 2006

ARRRRGGGHHHHHH!
My freaking scanner broke. Fug fug fug. AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH.

(grumble rant argle bargle ugh)

Paging Mr. Nick. Paging Mr. Nick.
Mr. Nick please pick up white courtesy telephone.

ARRRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!



Vacation

July 03, 2006



Stiff

July 03, 2006



New

July 02, 2006



Blitzed

July 02, 2006



Encased

July 01, 2006



Star

July 01, 2006



Handful

July 01, 2006



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