Flashback Friday

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Flashback Friday — Earth Angel

With three weeks left to freshman year at Hofstra University, Catherine is hard at work on her final projects and studying for final exams. Hearing her discuss it all brings me back to my own college crunch days, but also reminded me of this photo from Oct. 31, 2013, when she was studying for something … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Easter, Take 2

Marking this weekend’s Greek Orthodox Easter with a flash back to the days when Catherine could still be convinced to wear an Easter bonnet — in this case 2000. We stopped to take this photo on the way to the children’s service that year. It was the first time year we let Catherine help hold … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — California Dreamin’

Digging around for a picture to run this morning, I stumbled on this one of Basil, from January 1988. We were in California after Christmas to visit a childhood friend and her husband who — still  — live in Burbank. They were kind enough to show us the sights, take us to Universal Pictures so … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Happy Birthday, Dad

Today is Dad’s birthday, so the weekly flashback is dedicated to him. Just a few glimpses of years past, like this one of him with me and my sister, Traci, in 1969 (I’m the one at right, age 3 here). And this one of him dancing with Mom at my wedding in 1993. And of … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Get Your Head in the Game

Catherine is now officially a member of the Hofstra University Women’s Rugby Club, so I’m flashing back to her brief forays into athletic activity. She comes by her middling athletic ability honestly, inheriting my DNA and not her father’s in this case, but our church athletic activities did get her off the couch a bit — … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Sea changes

Snow. Ice. Bitter cold. We need a bit of summer warmth, so I’m flashing back today to June 2000, when my friend, Jacquie, and I gathered the kids and met up at Mystic Aquarium in upstate Connecticut. It was a great day — being together, seeing the creatures (the beluga whales were a huge hit as I … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — My Funny Valentine

Flashing back today to 1997 and a 10-month-old Catherine showing off the Valentine’s Day frock that Grandma made. Then, as now, she had a mind of her own. Sitting still and smiling for the camera weren’t in the cards. Exploring Mom and Dad’s cushy comforter was much more interesting. Come to think of it, I still … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Aloha

It was 4 degrees here when I got up this morning, so it’s only fitting to flashback to last year at this time, when Catherine and Basil were heading to Hawaii with the Greenwich High School choral groups. As you might recall, it was a fabulous trip for them. Click here to relive their adventures. Catherine swears … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Warm Spell

All this winter weather has me thinking spring, especially with the forecast warning of single-digit wind chills starting tonight and more snow on the way Sunday. So naturally, I went searching for a Flashback photo that was just beachy. It’s Catherine, age 4, basking in the July sunshine at Tod’s Point, Greenwich. (No, I haven’t … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Portrait of the Artist

Wish the photo quality was better, but still can’t resist posting this picture of Catherine on our patio in 2000. She was 4. Life is good when you have your own, appropriately sized, fish-festooned, table and chairs; matching umbrella to shade you from the sun; a full sippy cup and snack; a fresh coloring book ready … Continue reading