Thursday, August 14, 2008

This just in: Summer is almost over

(Photo by Uncle Fred)

Bob is too young to be starting school. He'll spend the warm August afternoons shopping and visiting with relatives. The Old Babcia obviously says something disagreeable in this 1968 photo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Can I help with the dishes?

Don't take a picture of the pots and pans! Not Funny!

Judy and Babcia work at the sink on Grandview St. in South Hadley, Christmas, 1966.
I'll bet the photographer ended up NOT helping with the dishes.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Pine Cone Paddleabout

A Trip into the Marsh Near Veterans Bridge, Rt. 202, Holyoke, Mass.

The Veterans Bridge connecting South Hadley and Holyoke.

We often drive over this bridge into Holyoke and look into the marsh. Here's a view from the other side.

The vegetation is thick. The foliage has a tasty looking texture. Could this be good with a little butter and garlic? Probably not.

Frogs croak and fish splash. Dragonflys hover. Not a soul in sight.

It's slow moving as the paddle pushes through the soup.

Paddling out of the marsh we head north to High Rock and Low Rock on the Holyoke side of the river. Locals often swim and jump off the rocks.

Someone left a thick rope to make it easier to climb up.

High rock. I've never jumped.

Low Rock