Galveston beach, TX
Top photos have Uncle Chauncey on the left, smallest sunbonnet is Mary Beth, and I'm the blond with bangs, then my dad, George Rogers.
You can see the water was barely getting our feet wet.
In the bottom 2 photos I'm on the left, Mary Beth in the middle, and Gummy, my grandmother Ada Rogers is wearing not only a dress as we sit on this driftwood, but gloves! What a lady!
Mother or Poppy must have been doing the camera work for this visit.
We spent about a month of that summer traveling to St. Louis, MO and Stevens Point, WI, going through the Smoky Mountains for my first view of mountains. We then moved to St. Louis. After I grew up my first job was in Miami...
All my adult life I've had to think whether I wanted to live near the beach or the mountains.
I would yo-yo between mountains and beach almost yearly. If I lived in the vicinity of one, I'd go visit the other.
Then I moved back to Florida for about 12 years (in different cities). I just recently found a post card which actually has the house in which we lived in St. Augustine, FL. Sorry I didn't scan it, but just took a photo with my phone.
|Close-up view of Hampton Inn and our apartment|
And the reverse side of the post card is as follows:
Thanks to John Nyberg for the great photo!
The apartment was empty and for sale when I last drove by the area a few years ago. I hope the real estate market has improved and others are enjoying by now.
I have some really great memories from my living there. But now I'm happily retired and living in the mountains of North Carolina.
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Sepia Saturday says..."It's alright for us up here in the northern hemisphere: it's summer and the chances are that - if you are anywhere else but West Yorkshire - the sun is shining. It's time for holidays; time for the sea and the sands. To illustrate this I have chosen a picture of one of the most iconic beaches of all, Bondi Beach, but you will have probably noticed that it is in the southern hemisphere which is in the middle of winter at the moment. So your theme can be summer, sun and sands or winter, snow and cold or old postcards, or waves or the Bondi Vet (I have included that last one in for my wife who is madly in love with the Bondi Vet). All you have to do is to post a post on or around Saturday 25th July and add a link to the list below.