Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to Us

A few days ago I was sitting with my Dad at his computer, showing him more features on Facebook. He's one of my Facebook Friends, and I think at age 87, he could be the oldest person on Facebook. We were viewing photos that other family members have posted and were remarking what a wonderful feature it is to be able to share photos so easily with relatives we haven't seen in decades.

Dad said to me "Reach that box up on the top shelf that says "Stamps'". "Stamps" I questioned? I got the "recycled" check-blank box, opened it, dug below a stack of stamps, and discovered several photos that were taken in 1930, 1940 and about 1948. Loose little photographs in the bottom of this small box filled with stamps. I had never seen any of these pictures before. I've scoured many family photo albums, have scanned several hundred family photos and put more than a dozen albums on Google's Picasa web site. But I had not seen any of these pictures before. I was delighted! Oh, what treasures hide in places we least suspect.

One of the pictures was of me and my twin brother sitting on the grass in our yard, accompanied by a small white lamb cake. Dad thinks it was taken on our first birthday, which would have been November 5, 1948. Since tomorrow is our 61st birthday, I'm sharing this picture and using this post to also wish my brother Dennis Happy Birthday!
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