Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's All Good...Very Very Good...

Grand Cayman
Christmas Time
1965
That's 10 year old me on the left & my 6 year old sis Carrie on the right
(Oops! I've just given away our ages!)

My mom just sent me the above photo - what good memories it brings back! While I was growing up, we went to Grand Cayman for Christmas every other year. 1965 was our first year there. I remember being dressed to the nines in a woolen outfit, Mary Jane shoes and with a heavy winter coat for the looooong plane ride there. We walked off the plane into the un-airconditioned Quonset hut terminal and all of us wished we had left anything wool at home! Our vacation home had a generator for electricity and we had to prime then pump the cistern for water. That first night Dad turned off the generator because it made so much noise. He couldn't turn it back on. Good thing there was a gas light in the living room. Quite primitive. And it was one of the very best Christmas vacations ever!

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Helllllooooo Mom & Dad! I'm back! Well, for at least one post. (Yes, I actually continue this little old blog for you two more than any other reason - though I love having folks drop by and vice versa - don't y'all doubt that for a minute!) Haven't gone this long without blogging since I started this 2 1/2 years ago!

It's been crazy time of late. We just had our most wonderful second Blister Blogfest in Mathews, VA (which other attendees have been documenting brilliantly). From that I traveled to Alexandria, VA to spend some good times with my sis and bro-in-law. Now home again and my wonderful nephew/godson and sis-in-law are here for a few days. We three are off to NJ for a bit then I'm off to my Missourahhh soon thereafter. Whew! I'm exhausted from all this!

Busy busy busy - and I'm lovin' every minute of it!

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xoabb

P.S. Go here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here or here for VA Blogfest adventures. We certainly had many of them! (There are most likely other of my Blister chroniclers I'm sure I've missed. It's not intentional!)

13 comments:

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a great photo - you're so fortunate to have been able to spend those special moments in such a special place.

Glad to hear you're home safe, and envious of all your travels ahead. Enjoy every minute of it. Wish I could tag along.

Ellen said...

Where in NJ?

Mental P Mama said...

Am I ever gonna see you again?

big hair envy said...

I've often dreamed of heading to a tropical paradise for the Christmas holiday. What wonderful memories you must have!!

winetipper said...

I see a palm tree and immediately go all warm and happy inside... Also start thinking about Planters' Punches.

Deb said...

I know I didn't know about the Cayman Islands at age 10! Love the photo...you lucky girl!

Don't worry...I can't add so your secret is safe with me!

Daryl said...

I was missing you so much .. and now you're off again??????

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Christmas in the Caymans...a dream of mine! Safe Travels!
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Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

I'm glad you checked in - I was starting to worry just a wee bit! Enjoy your summer travels - I'm already ready for another road trip.

foolery said...

What a great photo. Now I want a palm tree, *sigh*. Have a great time galavanting around the country (again) Miss Annie!

mom x 2 said...

Ahhhh, the Caymans. I've been to many of the Caribbean Islands, but never the Caymans. Think I will have to talk to The Salesman about having Christmas in the Caymans! Sounds like a wonderful time!

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I've missed you!! Enjoy your travels and check in every now and again, please.

Mary said...

Love the old vacation photo...what a unique way to spend Christmas vacations. Great memories for you! You sound like you have been very busy and another great blogfest.