More To Come........
Such a nice post and so sweet. I love seeing the postcard of the cabana club but the best was seeing the sweet pictures of you and your siblings. A beautiful family and I will keep your dear brother in my prayers.
I'll remember Gordon in my prayers and send all best wishes for his recovery.
It does seem a bit heartless to send children as young as that away for the whole summer. Thank goodness you had each other.
I expect Florida has changed since those days. My granddaughter does a year of her American studies in Florida.
Thank goodnesss we can protect these precious old photos now. I must replace my scanner - the old one doesn't work with my new computer.
Aww, Naomi, you were adorable. Had to laugh, I had one of those little bellies when I was about
Florida was a grand place to grow up wasn't it?
So sorry Gordon is not well and will pray that he beats this illness.
Siblings can be such a treasure. I always feel guilty that I only had 2 kids. My life has been so enriched from having many siblings, I really wish there were more siblings for my kids to depend on in times of trouble. Oh well. Your pictures are wonderful. You are so lucky to have them to remind you. I do hope your brother recovers from his current illness.
Love all the photos and memories!!!!
And yes, I added Gordon to my prayer list!
Great photos and great memories. I have never been in Florida, The closest I came was southern Georgia. I have good memories also from being young and swimming in a big pool with my cousins as Portland had an amusement park and a big pool where we would all come once a year as a big family.
Deepest prayers to you and Gordon. I'venever had a real brother to cal my own, so I can only imagine the pain of watching your own struggle.
I didnt know you were a Florida girl! I grew up in Orlando and Daytona Beach. Wasn't it fun to grow up in Florida? Sun and sand and beach...what more could a child want?
...saying a prayer for your brother's healing.....
Lovely, lovely photos! It's always good to look back. Good wishes to you and your brother! xxx
These photos are wonderful! The old days look so idyllic, but maybe the truer word is nostalgic. I can see your (and your siblings) preciousness in them. It comes through. I agree that young children should not be sent away for a summer. I have some trauma over being left for a week at my cousins at the age of 4. I had no say in it.
I do send my prayerful thoughts your way and also to Gordon. xo
Oh gorgeous Naomi weren't you the cutest little thing. Adorable - and you really haven't changed. It is easy to see its you. I love the photos, what wonderful memories.
You were quite blonde weren't you as a small child. Oh and I agree, I cannot imagine sending a 4 and 6 year old to a summer camp. Goodness me, you were only babies. But that was the way that things were done perhaps. The thing that shines through these pictures is how close you and your siblings must have been and are. You had each other to cling to at those camps I imagine.
I have caught up on some posts and have seen that you have gone through some heart breaking times with your sweet precious. It is sad and unfortunately only time will lessen the load. We just have to ride the waves sometimes even though sometimes turn into tidal waves.
I will pray for Gordon and send some positive thoughts his way and of course to you.
Now if you ever come to my blog I know that you had trouble last time putting a comment. You just click on the comments, fill in the comment, click post as and just choose open id and yu can put your blog address and your name. That way other people can click on your name and leave a comment. And yep thats sounds complex lol.
By the way I paid a visit to a homestead near me on the weekend. It was owned by an old silent Hollywood movie star who met this Australian guy and married him 3 weeks later. They spent a year on honeymoon travelling th eworld and then came out into the bush to live. They were married for 40 years or something and didnt have children. Anyway when I do a blog about it I will send you the link because as I was walking through the home I thought of you. You wold have loved it.
Oops sorry for the long post. I should have emailed you..
I thoroughly enjoyed looking at these photos. What a cute kid you were!!!
Sending lots of love your brother's way.
Those photo's are awsome. I wish I had a scanner to scan some of the photos I have around the house of my great grandmother and her parents. Its history in our way. Thanks for sharing. You were so cute when you were little.
Oh, I love it when you share photos and the stories behind them. I especially like the cabana shots, the old photos of your dad, you and your siblings and I agree with you, my friend, you were so young and vulnerable to be left at camp all summer. Why do parents seem to think it's fun for the kids?
Prayers and hugs for Gordon. I wish him all the best! xo
Great family memories and I love the photos.
what wonderful photos and memories these are, naomi! and the stories they tell! i have to say, lady, that i could have picked you out immediately in those childhood photos - such a handsome father, i might add - and you children all beautiful - my own little brother's name is gordon [two years younger than i am] and i miss him terribly - he sadly is no longer here but his beautiful daughter who is his image now has three beautiful children all of whom also bear his DNA in looks - in any event, such lovely photographs and stories - love them all! and then, that postcard! weren't they marvelous then, postcards? thanks for such a neat post, naomi!
and many caring and healing thoughts to gordon!
Such a sweetness to those photos, Naomi. Lovely, simply lovely. Thank you for sharing them.
What a lovely set of pictures - and like some of the others say - we can see its 'you' through the set!
What a great photos and lovely memories, dear Naomi! You and your brother and sisters look so adorable. Love the photo of you and Gordon as a children, both so gorgeous, and love your photo of you both, took in 2011, too.
What a beautiful post, Naomi!
I will pray for your brother Gordon and I will send many positive thoughts to him and of course to you too.
Naomi, you know how much I love seeing your old photos, but I'm very sad to learn of your brother's illness, and I hope he will recover soon.
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