Monday, February 21, 2011

A reminiscent day

When my brother was visiting several weeks ago, I wanted to show you a picture from the front page of the PI, but I couldn’t find it!  I consulted St. Anthony, and as ever, he came to my rescue, but he took his time about it.  I had searched for the clipping high and low, and in all the reasonable places, but it seemed to be gone!  Then, I opened a drawer, looking for something else (a camera case, I think!) and there it was, staring up at me.  It was published many years ago, as part of a story on tourists in Seattle.  We lived in California then, and were here for a visit to the Grandmothers.   As my father – delighted at having his picture on the front page - happily pointed out later, since that both my parents grew up here, and I was born here, we hardly counted as tourists.  And he had worked for the PI years before.   But he didn’t tell the newspaper man that at the time, lest we be disqualified.  And why wasn’t my mother enjoying the Market with us, you may ask?  Her idea of a good time in the big city was shopping, so I am sure she was up the street at Fredrick’s or I. Magnin’s.   My idea of a good time, was avoiding shopping with my mother, and this day, at least, I succeed.  

PS. Wasn't Frank adorable?  He still is, as you can see.  

8 comments:

Marta said...

Yes, Frank is adorable, but look at his adorable 14 year old sister.
Great article. Thanks for sharing.
Love your hairdo.

Laura said...

A wonderful picture and story. You couldn't have been a cuter 14 year old!!

FugueStateKnits said...

What a beautiful family you STILL have:)

karensomethingorother said...

what a great picture! Look at how lovely you all are.

Carmen said...

I second the cuteness of your hair!

Marta said...

Yes, I recognize him. It brings back many memories whenever I see anyone at the Pike Place Market.

Marta said...

In September 1958 I gave birth to our third son.
You are such a spring chicken.

Laura said...

And I forgot to mention, one of the first things that came to mind when I saw you at age 14 - you reminded me so much of Hayley Mills but I think you were were a little cuter. You could have been a stand in for the movie 'the Parent Trap' not just in the look but for the very lively personality which I got to enjoy again last night at work!