Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blast From the Past Thursdays

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Yep, that’s my family….and that’s our vintage Mercury trailer!  Ladies first; my Mom, cooking on the Coleman, me, brother Mark, and then Brian…he was always the goof off…the class clown, two years younger than me.  I loved him to death.  Both these boys are gone now.  But I look back on these camping memories as some of the best I ever had.  No wonder I am a Sister on the Fly and a Maryjane Farmgirl!

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  1. Love that photo . . . and how much you look like your mother!!

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  2. OMGosh!! You and I could have been twins back then. I will try and dig out a blast from the past pic of myself!! Hope you are staying warm, hugs!!

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  3. Isn't that awesome!!!! You look like Mama! This gripped my heart. I'm so sorry you have lost your brothers. I have 4 brothers, and we are all so close. We grew up camping too. Old smelly canvas tents! Loved it!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Funny you should mention that, I can still bring that smell back! I liked it. We spent a lot of time camping as real little kids in a tent and even after we got the trailer, unless it was raining we slept in pup tents.

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  4. Happy New Year....

    Love the picture...I guess in your case the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree....

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  5. I have great memories of camping while growing up in North Dakota. Nothing like camping to bring a family together. Lovely picture of your family.

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  6. Love the old photo, Karen!!! Love those old memories....it was a different time, wasn't it?

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  7. What a treasure! Gentle hugs.

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  8. I recently pulled out some old photos..Was going to try to make a post from them..May still..It's nice to have them..I have none of my high school or even my childhood..They were all on slides and are long gone...Have a good weekend..

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  9. yep, what wonderful memories..... hugz sista, hugz!

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  10. Sigh... what memories.... your photo brought back memories of camping with my family up by Mt. Hood (by the little town of Rhododedron). Alot of times, we just "day camped" and I remember that old Coleman.. and sometimes mom would fry up the spuds in her old cast iron pan, over an open fire... I still can smell them cooking and that fresh mountain air... oh that was wonderful. Sometimes we could "camp", not in a tent as they didn't have one, but they used a big old canvas tarp that they somehow hooked to the side of their 1949 Chevrolet (fondly called Pansey) and we slept under it, my 2 sisters and I. Oh such memories of the good ole days! Sometimes I just long to go up into the mountains for those smells of the damp earth, fresh air and those cedars... I still get so nostalgic when I smell them!

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  11. So cute! I remember camping in the Sequoia National park...the concept of the smell of bacon BURNING on the open flame still brings back awfully fond memories.

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  12. So precious! It's no wonder you have such a love for vintage campers.

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