Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Nostalgia

As I told you on Monday, I spent part of my weekend rummaging through old pictures. After finding the pictures I posted on Monday, I found pictures of myself and the kids when we went camping in the Florida Everglades. That is a story in itself as I often muse about the survivor shows on television. I was doing things like that as a teenager with the exception that there wasn't a television crew filming it and I didn't have the luxury to yell cut if I ran into an alligator. Perhaps I'll tell you some of my Everglades camping and fishing stories in the future. In the interim I'll show you a few pictures from that trip today.

Additionally I have scrapbooks that I began in my early teens that were centered around stock car racing in the Miami area. I was involved in stock car racing as well as go kart racing most of my teenage and early adult years. I have driven race cars and go-karts and I follow the sport closely today. As I was browsing the scrapbooks, the first thing that I realized was that the newspaper articles were yellowing and the pages were beginning to crumble from age.

I have decided that I would begin scanning all of my old family pictures, my old racing pictures and the newspaper articles into my computer. Today, I'm posting a some of my racing photographs as well. Some of the Miami area race car drivers went on to become national champions and were often seen racing on television. It's going to be a lengthy task, but at least I'll be able to save the memories and the images on my computer and later transfer the to DVDs.

It's Hump Day and I hope to be able to stop by AREA 51 to see my pals. I'm not completely sure if I'll go tonight as my left foot has been giving me problems from my last late night soiree. We'll see...

This Date In History: 1777; France officially recognizes the independence of the United States. 1788; During the Russo-Turkish Wars, a Russian army, commanded by Marshal Grigory Potemkin, captures the city of Ochakov on the Black Sea.

1903; Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, the Wright Brothers make the first powered aeroplane flight in history. 1967; Australian prime minister Harold Holt vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming off Cheviot Beach in Victoria.

Picture Of The Day: It's a eclectic post today with my Everglades camping trip with the kids and some of my racing photos all mixed together. But as you know, I'm not one to always march to the same drumbeat as the others, so please excuse today's mess. There are many stories going through my mind as I make today's post, all stemming from finding the three pictures I posted this past Monday.

Birthdays: Joseph Henry, American physicist 1797, John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet 1807, Ford Madox Ford, novelist and critic 1873, Arthur Fiedler, American conductor 1894, Erskine Caldwell, American novelist 1903, Willard Frank Libby, American chemist 1908.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

One morning a woman and her baby were taking a bus. As she entered the bus the driver says, "Wow that is one ugly baby." The woman, deeply hurt, just continued on the bus and found a seat next to an elderly man. The man asks "What's wrong ma'am? You look mad." She replied "I am. That bus driver just insulted me."

The man replied, "You shouldn't take that from him. He's a public worker and should give you respect. If I was you, I would take down his badge number and report him. The woman says, "You're right sir I think I will report him." The elderly man says, "You go on up there and get his badge number and I'll hold your monkey for you."

That's it for today my little tinsel toes. More on Friday.

Stay Tuned !

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

jimmy this your buddy hector i really love the old pictures they remind me of the old miami , wow have things changed for the worse.

Linda's World said...

Love the old pics. I remember you sending me the top one some time ago. Isn't fun to looks back to the good old days?. I don't even mind looking at pictures of my ex anymore because he was after all a huge part of my former life. I have a bunch of old home movies (my dad bought the movie camera when I was in 8th grade) and I've transferred all those to VHS, now I have to get them on DVD. I'm afraid to ask what you did to your foot...was it something kinky? Whatever you do this evening, have a good time. At least it's probably warmer there and you don't have snow falling. Linda in WA

Julie said...

I was thinking that the other day. Photo's taken back then. Even my good camera and good film are showing their age, soon to crumble and fade away. Maybe on the blogs and on digital they will last longer. You think? I have put all of my old pictures on digital and CD's plus saved them on line.

Rose said...

Wow, I truly enjoyed your old photos. Great idea to scan them now as I also noticed my old photos are turning yellow.......

Great Entry! How many children do you have 4?

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

It is always fun to go back in time with pictures of things you did with your kids. Enjoyed seeing your pics. I have been keeping a scrap book since the 50's but not of racing. About people I knew, know, the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Nancy said...

Thanks for taking us alone memory lane with you...that was fun.

Nance

Coelha :B said...

Those are awesome pictures! :) Your kids look so happy-what precious memories! Julie

Heli gunner Tom said...

Hi Jimmy,
Thanks for sticking up for me today with your blog comment. I just thought that turkey was off base with some of his thinking and "observations." A lot of bad things happen in war, but the 19 year old foot soldier doesn't control the big picture-- the corrupt Gov't in D.C. does.

Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com

Anne said...

Jim, Shoot me an email so I can send you a Christmas card. Leaving for AZ on Friday. Anne

garnett109 said...

Great Pics,where are the Gators?

MISSY said...

Isn't it grat that we can save all of our memories electronically? I think it's a great idea that you are scanning those pictures now so that they can be kept forever.

Hmm that last joke. My son's nickname is "monkey" and not because of his looks. Maybe we should reconsider... *M*

Woody said...

There's nothing like thumbing thru old photo albums and remembering!!!!

Woody

Pamela said...

I love looking at old pictures! What an adventure for the kids! Swimming with gators! OMG!