Tag Archives: vintage photos

The Old House Whispers

The old house had long been a mystery to me. I discovered it while walking in a state-owned wildlife refuge just around the corner from my own old house. I turned a corner and there it sat, overgrown with vines and saplings and peering out … Continue reading

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Office Christmas Party 1925

My favorite website for vintage photography is Shorpy.com.  Their annual Christmas tradition is to post this photograph. As they so aptly caption it: Washington, D.C., 1925. “Western Electric Co. group.” There are enough little dramas playing out here to keep … Continue reading

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War Stories: Rudy Gentzheimer

I grew up with war stories. World Wars I and II on the German side and my Dad’s service in Korea and Vietnam are all part of my family’s story. Occasionally I will share a story here.  We don’t know much about … Continue reading

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“I Congo On.”

Just because I haven’t read an author’s body of work doesn’t mean I don’t have, at a minimum, firm impressions based on nothing more concrete than random reviews or whatever literary scuttlebutt I may have come across. Fair or not, I have to … Continue reading

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Random Silver

A few silver moments have happened this week: Yesterday I got to hold a brand-new baby boy. A tiny, cooing, smiling, frowning, “urp”-ing bundle of new life.  His “Oma” lives right next door so I should be able to get the occasional … Continue reading

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Bearskin Babies

Vintage photographs crammed into boxes in antiques malls are an irresistible lure to me. And among them, the most irresistible are the babies. Folks in those old photographs are so stiff and solemn that it’s hard to imagine them as laughing, vibrant … Continue reading

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