Steam Engine Train circa 1910

Steam Engine Train circa 1910, originally uploaded by meagain625.

Steam Engine Train circa 1910

Found this little beauty in a stack of old pics taken right around the time my grandmother was adopted. (Debbie)

Debbie this is such a classic photo of an old stream engine… i just have to post it… some how it reminds me of the old TV show.. petticoat junction… big smile..

Thank you Debbie for sharing this gem with us… tiandra..

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham, originally uploaded by mrwaterslide.

My Uncle, Dr. David Graham

Well, he was David Graham then. Later on he was Dr. David E. Graham, of Spruce Pine, Charlotte, Goldsboro, and Matthews (those are all in North Carolina, for you outlanders.) He was the most curious combination of extreme orneriness and extreme intelligence that I have ever met. My Uncle. My mother’s beloved brother (she
has two other brothers, and they are beloved too, but David was the oldest of the boys(the two girls came first), and I think that made a difference.) He was Phi Beta Kappa at Carolina, and then he went on to get his medical degree at the University of Maryland (I’m a bit hazy on some of these facts). He loved the Tarheels and he loathed the Terps. He told me they had a tank of nitrous in a closet off the delivery room in the hospital in Baltimore where he did his residency, and the boys would be in there whiffing on it right before they stepped back into the room to deliver the babies. I don’t think he was making that up. One time he stopped the car (with a bunch of nephews riding along) and said he had to go down this trail (we were up in the mountains) and see his moonshiner. I think he was making that up—he probably just had to take a leak.
He did have moonshine, though—patients gave it to him. He would shake it up and show you by the bead whether it was good or not.
Once, when he was much older, when the Alzheimer’s was just setting in, he asked my mother to take him to the “girly” bar (that’s probably not the word he used). And my mother, who is quite a genteel lady, took him in the car and they set out on a quest to find the “girly” bar. But when they got to where he thought it was, it wasn’t there anymore.
He let us (the sons, the nephews) puff the “see-gars” and sip the beers. He paid
me a quarter one time to let a llama at the Columbus zoo spit in my face a second time. I probably wanted the quarter, but more, I wanted to humor him.
He had a ferocious temper and he was capable of being extremely profane. He was, I think, the ultimate instigator. He loved a beautiful sunset—I think he could feel it in his soul.
I’m sure there are ten thousand stories about my Uncle David, and it saddens me that I only know a few of them. He was the Platonic ideal of the preacher’s kid.
I would imagine that almost everyone who knew him misses him.

(story by mrwaterslide)

mrwaterslide.. this was a great short story… i so enjoyed it.. its a classic unto itself… thank you for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

C.C. King circa 1916

C.C. King circa 1916, originally uploaded by meagain625.

C.C. King circa 1916

This was sent to me by second cousin, his mother was my grandfather’s sister. I am adding a portion of the email he used to describe this:
“My Great Grandfather on his son-in-law’s Harley Davidson at my Grandfather’s farm here in Wilson County. My brother Billy lives there now .” (Wilson County TX).
“We couldn’t figure out why the bike stood upright with him sitting there but have seen pictures since that shows a side car. He lost his right arm from as a result of a gun shot wound in the Civil war, and yes, he fought for the South. However, I believe some of our relatives fought on the other side too.”
Pretty good description, I can’t add more than that…
(meagain625)

meagain… again this one is such a classic.. i so enjoy the information you add with each of you posts… this one even has civil war information and so forth… i am going to have lots of fun plucking gems from you photostream to share with others… you are so delightful..

Thank you meagain625 for sharing this treasure.. tiandra..

winsteads camera delivery

winsteads camera delivery, originally uploaded by bunaen.

The photo was most likely taken by one of the Winstead Brothers (the proprietors) or by my Dad, the nephew and son of the Winstead Brothers)…….(bunaen)

You just have to love these classic photos…. so many wonderful adventures in life have been had by us… most delightful..

Thank you bunaen for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra…

Panam e Golden Gate

Panam e Golden Gate, originally uploaded by J B A N.

Panam e Golden Gate

Um S-42 da Pan American Airways sobrevoa uma Golden Gate ainda em construção.

São Francisco, década de 30………. J B A N

Now this one is very interesting… the Golden Gate Bridge is still under construction as this big bird flys over…. i just had to blog this one…

Thank you J B A N for sharing this gem… tiandra…

Postcard – Cape Cod, Mass. In the 60s

Postcard – Cape Cod, Mass. In the 60s, originally uploaded by Mikey G Ottawa.

As a family, we used to go on week-end trips- (vacation trips, also) to the USA.
Cape Cod was one of our favourite spots….( Mikey G Ottawa)

Yup.. there is no one on flickr like Mikey G Ottawa.. Mikey is one of a kind… VERY KIND… people… he talks to you in his photostream.. leaves you great explanations and thank yous… Mikey must have had a very special upbringing… big smile…

Thank you Mikey G Ottawa for sharing this treasure with us… tiandra..