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New scanner, watch out. Letter writing, a few letters, probably many photos..

 
 
Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:06 pm
Now that I've got this enabled, I can post items that seem to fit topics we've discussed at a2k. I'll try to add most of the scanned stuff to the appropriate threads. Meanwhile, I'll work on organizing.

In this case, the one thing I picked to scan - from the album closest to my desk - brings up letter writing, and kids getting around the city (in comparison to now.)

I'd like to see some resurgence of letter writing, if only with printed missives with at least some scribblings, but I've been poor at this lately myself.

This particular letter, dated in my mother's handwriting and written by my father, is near cruelly sweet to me. I was recently six. My mother and I, and sometimes my father, were living at my aunt's in west los angeles then (her husband had recently died, complicated story). He had, I think, recently obtained and culled the film and cut the flight sequences in Twelve O'Clock High and was next working at RKO Pathe in NYC, thus the letter.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/img001.jpg

I have to learn to downsize..



My parents had exceedingly tough older lives, but here they were 41 (father), 46 (mother) then, with plenty of hope and enthusiasm.
Sister M was Sr. Madeline Marie at St. Monica's, first grade.

Below is a photo of my father and me at our later residence in New York, but at the time of the photo, not living there yet; that was the visit before the move. I think the photo was taken by my mother with a Brownie. My father's camera was an Argus, unless a blow up shows differently - it is the one he carried around - which later became mine, and which was stolen from my first gallery by one of two cokeheads, gnashes teeth. Figuring that camera out was how I learned my beginnings in photography, not that I remember all that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/img002.jpg

I'll likely not be quite so soupy again - it sort of fits with the album I've been trying to cull (how cull?), and my present mood.


Anyway, writing can be dear.
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ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:08 pm
@ossobuco,
I can now see this with elder eyes, re abuse talk -- but no, this was the opposite. There was, at least in some areas, a free expression of care back then.
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:15 pm
@ossobuco,
Oh, a corrective, I think that was Sr. Marcelline Marie.
ehBeth
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:26 pm
@ossobuco,
Both the letter and the photo are lovely memory pieces.

What a pretty little girl Very Happy
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:36 pm
@ehBeth,
Yeh, my last best photo!!!
edgarblythe
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:42 pm
You have a nice thread going here. I await the next posting.
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:45 pm
@ossobuco,
I'll try to temper myself on archive posting, now that I can do that (still, my organization is zilch, except somewhat for real life albums). I've only two photo links so far for my scannerflume.

For a while, while I learn the processes otherwise, I'll snip and blurt a few photos on their way to archives. I'm famously scattered as a poster, but I'm apt to be very organized re files. We'll see how that all works out.
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:50 pm
@ossobuco,
Maybe I'll post more of that apartment building series..
back in a bit.
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Joeblow
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 07:56 pm
@ossobuco,
What treasures.

I'm so glad you have them.

Reyn
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 08:05 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

You have a nice thread going here. I await the next posting.

Me, too, watching and reading!
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CalamityJane
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 08:10 pm
Oh what a nice thread. I love to hear about peoples lives and see their pictures.
You were very Shirley Templeresque, osso, very cute! Now that I have seen
pictures of yourself at your present age, I can see that you resemble your father
quite a bit. I'd love to see a picture of your mother.
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 08:14 pm
@Joeblow,
I'll tire y'all out with treasures, and I need to work out how to sequence stuff on where and what, over many subject areas.

And I can get into politics right away, although I can never solve this. My father was head of photo for the bikini bomb tests. Talk about high clearance. I have a photo of him among many (I have to dig that out) at a pentagon meeting where he'd flown in the enola gay with film post haste, and I have his notes for that.

Oh, by the way, if my house disappears..

Someone under him leaked a photo at a party. This sounds odd to me, but on the papers I delved through, I can't figure it out. Of course, when I asked at Freedom of Information, I got a mostly black set of pages.

Anyway, my father went into Hoover Tharn.

But, this thread isn't about all that. It is about the joy of grasped memory... letters, and old photos. And individual threads that take off from that...

Tai Chi
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 08:32 pm
@ossobuco,
Really looking forward to seeing more of this thread.
ossobuco
 
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Fri 9 Oct, 2009 08:49 pm
@Tai Chi,
More manana, I'm sleepy and I want to go home...

which is to say, I have to figure out more of the mechanics when I'm awake.
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Izzie
 
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Sat 10 Oct, 2009 03:43 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I'll tire y'all out with treasures...

It is about the joy of grasped memory... letters, and old photos.



Your letter and sweet memories are precious.

Looking forward to reading along with this thread.

<so so so so glad you finally got that scanner up and running>
x
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msolga
 
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Sun 11 Oct, 2009 12:07 am
@ossobuco,
A wonderful dad & daughter photograph, osso! Smile

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v722/ossobuco/img002.jpg

Loved your letter from dad, too.

Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to more.
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ossobuco
 
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Sun 11 Oct, 2009 01:16 am
Hi, Olga.. thanks for the catch.

I've a few more photos (brownies or Argus?) in that series. In the present photo, the hands are interesting.

A tangent - I don't think I ever saw my mother with a camera.
It's a kind of clue I haven't thought of before posting just now.
ossobuco
 
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Sun 11 Oct, 2009 01:20 am
@ossobuco,
I have more letters, and so on.
Just resting.
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ossobuco
 
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Sun 11 Oct, 2009 01:55 am
@CalamityJane,
I have some pictures of my mother, and of them together.

I most resemble my mother, with his brain.. for better or worse.
Really, this can all be funny.
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shewolfnm
 
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Sun 11 Oct, 2009 05:09 am
Oh Smile
it is about damn time woman, that you got that thing working.

This is going to be an amazing thread.

thank you , ahead of time, for the work and time you are going to put into this. I will eagerly await and read here.
 

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