Well… safe to say a new can of worms has been opened… OK, well a new series of photos have become available! YES, YES, YES, my old Gateway computer has been man handled by my girlfriend’s boyfriend – who will only let me identify him by his first name “Jason”. He retrieved the documents and pictures for me! I feel like I hit the lottery!! :-) I DID hit a lottery of sorts!!
Wow have these photos been making me smile. I keep sorting thru the folders viewing picture after picture of the kids when they were younger. The two of them are so damn cute!
I’ll post a random smattering here and you’ll certainly see more of them to come now that I’ve got my mitts on them! Thank you Jason for helping me with this project, I’m so excited to lay eyes on these photos.
It’s funny how many events are forgotten until a picture is produced. I find myself repeatedly saying “Of course!” How could I have forgotten that day?” And then it’ll trigger a memory of something that happened and it’ll make me giggle.
We got snapped at by a turtle at camp and he was really angry. I think he was sunning himself and didn’t like our noise and carrying on. He happened to be settled in a very public area though and we really needed to move him for his own safety as well as ours… All we wanted to do was get him off to a quiet spot but he was cranky.
The first concert Chris ever went to was Earth Wind and Fire at SPAC… I created a monster in that department. He loved going to concerts after that first one and being that I loved them too, I seemed to be every parents go-to girl when their child wanted to attend. I did a lot of driving and a lot of sitting at some concerts I would have preferred to stay home from. I am not a heavy metal fan and don’t ever opt to hop into a mosh pit. Chris and friends; they liked to dabble on the outskirts and laugh out loud. I steered clear of the nutty people but I did go with them. Ever hear of Nine Inch Nails? I saw them – not my cup of tea… Also suffered thru Godsmack and Disturbed but loved Three Days Grace and Nickelback and saw them multiple times. My first concert was the Beach Boys in 1978!
We had really fun times with sports events – both professional as well as personal. I always hated playing volleyball with the family because they never played right. I’d get so mad when they’d just whack in any way they wanted…
Sheesh, I played all four years of high school, I too was once a captain and I KNOW how to play the game… I was the authority on how to bump, set and spike the ball yet they would laugh in my face and smack it any ol’ place. You only get THREE hits on one side guys! Nobody listened, they made up their own rules and so most times I’d storm away refusing to play by their non-confirming rules! It happened every time… I should have learned. They would roar which only made me madder. “Fine, I’ll go have a beer, YOU play – but just know you’re not doing it right!” (repeat the next weekend…)
It’s really fun to see Chris and Jeremy and their cousins when they were younger. Here’s one of Bob, their cousin who passed away when he was eighteen. He would now be twenty-one. They were like the three musketeers, hanging out most of the summer as well as having play dates throughout the school year. Bob loved fishing, golfing and bowling. Jeremy loved swimming and Chris just wanted to be part of it all.
Past Christmas photos are precious to me. I found their Christmas lists in the documents Jason retrieved. In 2007 Chris wanted size 9 slippers, soup, boxers (not briefs), double A batteries, Gatorade, a nerf dart gun, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (the movie), a trampoline and a gift card to Sports Authority. I’m going to guess he got several of those things except the trampoline. I never caved on that one…
It’s been heartwarming working my way thru the folders and folders of pictures. Thank God I didn’t give up and toss out that old Gateway! It sat and collected dust for the longest time but I love checking that task off my to-do list. Jason, you’re a good man! I really appreciate how much you have helped lift my spirits and given me back so many fond memories.
Thank you for reading.