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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Remember Whensday - Grandparents


taken 9-1991
I feel so fortunate to have grown older with my Grandparents, at least Howard and Fran from my Mom’s side of the family. They lived far away in California while I grew up in Illinois. Yet about every other summer my family would take a non-stop road trip for Dad’s two week vacation to visit them. I was always in awe of their having a swimming pool in their Sacramento back yard which they kept at 98° F for the therapeutic benefits. I spent as many hours as possible in the water, finally being almost drug out for some outdoors picnic meal.

When I wasn’t in the pool...

taken 1971
...I curled up with a good book in my favorite chair.

Howard and Fran lived into their 90s and could regularly be seen holding hands. How lucky I was to be in my 40s and still have them in my life. I know that wherever they are, they’re still together.
Sally from The (Mis) Adventures of Karl and Sally has started a new meme where the past is remembered through sharing old family photographs and this is #14. I love the idea and hope you will too. So join the fun by clicking here.

10 comments:

Jo said...

What a precious post of precious memories, Gaelyn. You were blessed indeed with these two lovely people in your life. Thanks for sharing. Jo

Camels & Chocolate said...

What a sweet picture. I feel the same--truly blessed to have grown up with a set of amazing grandparents at my disposal.

Janie said...

Nice remembrances of your grandparents. It's a wonderful thing to see loving couples grow old together.

Karen said...

Sometimes I feel like that is the kind of grandparent I want to be, but I just can't seem to settle down anywhere long enough for the grand children to come to visit. You were very lucky to have fun, loving grandparents in your life.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I thought that you had lost all your photographs Gaelyn but am pleased to see you still have some of them left for these wonderful memories.

Ruth said...

What nice memories of your grandparents. I am sure they looked forward to your visits as much as you did. That chair looks very comfy indeed!

Rambling Woods said...

I have such wonderful memories of my grandparents even though they were all gone by the time I was in my teens. I hope to be a grandparents like they were...some day...

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely memories, and I have to tell you how very impressed I am with your wonderful pictures. Thank you for capturing and sharing.

susieofarabia said...

What lovely memories you shared with us about your grandparents. You are so fortunate to have had them in your life for as long as you did. And I love the photo of you reading in that cool swinging chair.

Louise said...

Beautiful! Beautiful pool. Love the reading chair. And how wonderful that two people were so in love at that age and that you knew them so many years.

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