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!!