November 1 – Nostalgia: A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations; and: Pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing you could experience it again.
That’s the theme I’m going with for this November blog set. Interesting, one of the groups I participate in on and off has “Ancestors” as it’s first prompt for November.
Here are a few of mine:
|Gramma with Auntie Annie, Mom,
Auntie Alvina, Uncle Ray and Uncle Bob
The picture is poor but this is my grandmother, Bertha, with her five children. My mom is one of the babies on her lap (she is a twin).
|Uncle Bob, Auntie Minnie, Robert|
Uncle Bob and Auntie Minnie were my godparents. They have both passed away as well, but I remember them fondly. They had 5 boys! They lived in San Francisco so we didn’t see them as much once our family moved to San Bruno. I remember some parties they had in their big basement with music and dancing and going to see them on holidays.
|Uncle Phil, Auntie Alvina,
My Uncle Phil and Auntie Alvina lived DOWN the street from us. They are both gone now. When I was little I would go visit them all the time. I especially enjoyed visiting them after they had a party because there would be the best leftover ham sandwiches! Maybe because she used Best Foods mayonnaise? Maybe because they were leftover? I’m not sure, I just remember they were good. I called her “Auntie Me” because I couldn’t say Alvina (maybe the family called her “Vee?” I always thought he looked a little like Cesar Romero, especially when he got older and his hair turned gray. They had one son.
|Auntie Annie and Uncle Johnny|
|My mom and dad|
This is my mom and dad. Aren’t they cute? Best role models ever! Mom is still alive at 92, but my dad passed away over 30 years ago. I still miss him. There were four girls in our family.
That’s my bit on Ancestors and the first post for Nostalgic November. It’s kinda fun remembering the past. Hope you’ll join me on this journey!