Friday, July 3, 2009

Home on Vintage Photo Friday

I always enjoy going places, and I am always thrilled to visit Germany, where my roots are, but equally much I enjoy coming home.

The joy lies in finally being with Wyatt again, who could not come for work reasons, in spending most of the day outside and doing some work in the garden, blooming now after 4 weeks, in having a cup of tea out of one of my favorite mugs (to be found here on Etsy), in running the trails near our house and indulging in the beauty of the mountains and the landscape of New Mexico.

Not to forget about our two cats, New Mexico critters in general, the light and the sunsets. Breakfast outside. Every day.

And friends, wonderful friends, who make all the difference by embracing me with their warm friendship - thank you all for your welcome!

Coming home from Germany also means lots of goodies to share on vintage photo friday since I have been digging in family pictures at my mother's house. The plan is to take good care of and to archive them.

Todays photos show family members, possibly siblings of either one of my grandparent. I love these for their uncommon scene, no smiling faces, posing people, but people at work, which strikes me as odd, since people in small towns back then could not easily afford photos, certainly not cameras and were certainly more likely to take "pretty" pictures. The proud owner of the camera/artist in this case is unknown.

Now here is a picture, that really cracks me up, I mean, just look at their faces.

How can anyone be that serious? What the heck were they thinking? Look at the tablecloth, the background with the oven, the flowers on the table, flowers! Hmm. And by the way, the woman (a distant relative) is wearing a large apron over her dress, very typical back then.

Now you all have a great weekend, and especially a great 4th of July. If my kids were still awake, they would probably wish you lots of fireworks!


  1. Hi Dagmar!

    Habe Deine Message bei ravelry bekommen. Melde mich die Tage mal.

    Tolle Fotos zeigst Du. Besonders das letzte hat schon was. Immer dieses "Steife" und der Respekt vor der Kamera.

    LG aus der alten Heimat von Sylvia