Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Blast from the Past

So my sabbatical time -- so far -- has bascially consisted of [a] convincing myself that I'm actually SUPPOSED to not be working [b] catching up on some reading (almost done with the galley of Jay Johnson's upcoming book "Peculiar Faith" whic I'm super loving) and [c] getting around to some deferred-maintenance household things ... including going through a bunch of Louise's old family papers and getting them organized to finally send off to last remaining Brooks sibling -- brother Fred.

In the process, came across these great old postcards ... sent from Pasadena in 1922 to Louise's mom from her grandmother (Louise's "great")... to Massena, NY. What a trip to find these 90 year old "blasts from the past" making it full circle from Pasadena to NY and then ending up in our garage in a storage box all these years later. (The street scene is "1st Street, Long Beach, California.")

"Those whose lives are closely linked with ours ..." indeed!!


RonF said...

Those are gorgeous. Were they hand-colored from black and white photographs?

uffda51 said...

Love these old postcards. Apropos of nothing, we just moved to within about 4 blocks from the old Arroyo Hotel. The 20s and 30s were the heyday for the hotel and Pasadena as a resort destination. It became an Army hospital during WWII and is now a federal courthouse.