Photo a Day Challenge

Family

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

I Can Do Anything Better Than You Can

Our Photo Journey is a friendly competition.


The Girl on a Bicycle

The Girl on a Bicycle

 

The year:  1947.  Girl on a bicycle:  John’s sister, Rosann.  The boy:  John.  Camera:  Kodak box 127.


Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen

Your Tiny Hand Is Frozen

 

A very snowy 1946 saw my sister and me playing in the snow until our tiny hands were frozen.


Gone Fishing

Gone Fishing

 

The year was 1939 when Lois’s father and grandfather had a good day fishing.


A Whiter Shade of Pale

A Whiter Shade o Pale

Another cold night.  Time to bring out the keepsake blanket knitted by John’s mom.


Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Don't Make My Brown Eyes Blue

 

We were on our way out the door when Suzi said . . .

I’ll be fine when you’re gone

I’ll just cry all night long, say it isn’t true

And don’t it make my brown eyes blue

 


Release Me

Release Me

 

Our grand dog Suzi feigns interest in son Ted on our deck;  actually, she really wants to chase the rabbit sitting beyond in our back yard.


Share

Share

 

Our boys still share the last ginger bread boy.


Christmas

Christmas

Dear Friends & Family,

We parked the two old Triumphs and readied the newer Mazda as we prepare to continue our backroads pursuit of images to capture with our cameras. Despite the vagaries of age, we are blessed with good health and continue to enjoy retirement. May you pursue your chosen roads blessed with good health, love and happiness.

John & Lois


Growth

Growth

 

Little brother is no longer the little brother.


Tissue

Tissue

 

Sometimes a flu shot just isn’t enough.  Lots of fluids, rest and . . . tissues.


Lounge

Lounge

John lounges with a cup of coffee near the pub in the Fox Cities British Car Club clubhouse.


Rare

Rare

The Triumph TR250K is one of a kind.  It was built as a prototype to compete with the Porsche 911 at the 1968 Sebring Races by Triumph Director of Motorsports Kas Kastner and designer Peter Brock.  It led the 911s for the first three hours, but then a failed mag wheel took out a brake caliper and the lack of replacement parts forced it to retire.

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John and son Charlie were amazed and fascinated by the car at Road America.


Self Portrait

Self Portrait

A shiny stainless steel transporter reflected not only its cargo, but also a pair of amateur photographers as well.


Memories

Memories

John and Dan peruse a program from another 1963 production, The Rivalry.  They portrayed Douglas and Lincoln respectively in the play based on the Lincoln-Douglas debates.


Transportation

Transportation

Our 1980 Triumph TR8 frequently transports us on our photo journeys through rural WI.


Glam

Glam

Spectators made a fashion statement on the raceway’s observation tower as they found shelter from an early morning rain shower.


Ice Cream

Ice Cream

No Road America jaunt is complete without a stop at Scoops in Chilton on the way home.


Fun

Fun

The devilish driver has been waiting all winter to have fun once again at the Road America spring vintage races.  The time has come.  Finally.  Fun!


Card

Card

Sometimes we feel more comfortable asking permission to photograph.  When we do, we identify ourselves by offering our card.


Father

Father

John’s father and aunt take a break while working in a field during the 1930s.  Not sure, but looks like pretty small potatoes to us.  Another old photo restoration.


Mother

Mother

A restoration of a 1930s photo of John’s mom and sister on his mom’s family farm.  Although not around yet until a few years after this photo was taken, John does remember pitching wheat bundles onto a horse drawn wagon years later when he worked on that farm during his teens.


Adolescence

Adolescence

John was about to give greenroom notes to his adolescent actors before a performance of Inherit the Wind.  This is a 1970s photo scanned and processed and no, John was not in costume.


Portrait

Portrait

Corners by Wendy