Thursday, November 13, 2014

#TBT 11.13.2014


In on of Veterans' Day I thought that I would share this photograph 

of my grandpa during WWII.

My grandpa, Shirley Neel, joined the U.S. Navy in 1945. He was 

stationed on the U.S.S. Henderson DD-785. This ship was a screen 

ship for escort carriers in Hawaiian waters from November 7, 1945 

until April 23, 1946. During this time the ship also conducted 

experimental sonar tests with submarines.

What I love about this photograph is that it captures this young 

man from a small town in Utah on his adventure of a lifetime. 

You can see it in his smile as he looks up into the sun.  

Grandpa Neel was a great example of patriotism to me. 




Thursday, November 6, 2014

#TBT 11.06.2014


Disneyland 1998

The last vacation that all five of us went on together.

Dad took this photo of us.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

#TBT 10.30.2014



Here we are on Halloween 1988. We never had expensive costumes. Our costumes were made up of pieces from our regular every day clothes, dance leotards, and last minute items or make-up purchased at Fred Meyer. Seeing how our costumes turned out was always my favorite part. 
 Just before dark we would light the jack-o-lanterns on the front porch, say goodbye to Mom, and then we would walk down the hill to Grandma's house. Grandma would give us candy, but only after she took our picture. Then we would hit the neighborhood with our friends going from house to house filling our bags with candy. 
We knew each and every one of our neighbors and they made a big fuss over all of the kids that lived on our street. When we knocked on doors neighbors would invite all of us inside and were excited to see each of our costumes. Halloween on 600 West was always just fun.

In this picture:
Daniel M.(vampire boy), Me(vampire girl), Suzie R.(southern belle), Jacob C.(army guy), Libey C.(rock star/punk rocker in leopard), Dayna (Miss America with the gold crown), and Danielle H.(blonde rock star/punk rocker) 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#TBT 10.23.2014

Today's Throwback Thursday photograph is a favorite of mine. 
Aren't these little boys adorable? 
I love their hats.
The older boy in the middle is my grandfather, Shirley Neel. I believe the other boys are his younger brothers Jimmy and Frank.
While the exact year is unknown, this was taken sometime in the 1930s. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Throwback Thursday #TBT

I love this one. I get lost in the details of these old photographs. Not sure of the year, I am assuming it is about 100 years old based on what they are wearing. It looks like it could be a wedding photo. Her dress is simply stunning. To die for!
  
Unfortunately this particular photograph does not have any information or writing on the back. I am assuming it is from my great-grandmother's family in Idaho. Many of her photographs were sent to her from her siblings and their children. 

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.