Thursday, December 31, 2009

1962 - Aptos

The next 4 pictures were in a box marked 1968 but, I'm thinking 1962. Here we are on the beach at Rio Del Mar with the cliff in the background. I don't know what this looks like now. Pam with her glasses. My mom looking good, slim and healthy. Somehow I have a doll, why?

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

1968 - Nobuko jumping off the high dive

I resolve to get back on task and continue to post the Ginsburgh family pics.

Nobuko, our exchange student, getting up the nerve to jump off the high dive. I think this was a real big deal for her. My high school, Rio Americano in suburban Sacramento had an outdoor swimming pool though I don't remember it being used much.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

1968 - Nobuko at Rio

I think this picture was taken near the entrance of Rio Americano High School. Maybe close to the end of the year for Nobuko? The bright valley light shows in this picture. A big difference between living in Sacramento and Seattle.

Dennis and I went to Rio Americano to visit a year or so ago.

She's holding her year book, the Tesoro. I lost most of my yearbooks years ago. I think I lent them to somebody for a few days 35 years ago and haven't seen them since. Oh well, on to better things.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

1968 - Charlie Scouting award?

Charlie getting a boy scout award. He did earn an Eagle Scout, not sure if this is it. I don't remember any big deal party but maybe I (Sandy) was distracted or I (Sandy) was not around. Proud parents looking on. I'm hoping Charlie will chime in and contribute what was happening here.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

1968 - Nobuko Farewell

I don't remember this event at all. My high school, new at the time, had a swimmng pool. Can't imagine how they found the dollars for these two pools and they weren't used that much. I don't remember them every being open to the public. But it looks like the banner is for Nobuko. She maybe said "Happy Bye" Msybe. Anyway, I think that's me on the left. Nobuko is not wearing a bathing suit. Likely shy.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1968 - Candlestick Park

Sandy and Nobuko at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. ALways a big treat for us to leave the heat of the Sacramento Valley and go freeze and watch the San Francisco Giants play. I remember the ble and purple outfit (matching hair ribbon, natch)

Always listened to Lon Simmons and Russ Hodges who broadcast those giant games. One year, it looked like they really might go to the world series and we looked into tickets. You had to buy them in blocks of 4 games. The idea would be you would buy them and split with somebody. I was SO impressed that my father would even attempt to buy those expensive tickets. But he put his order in. But they didn't go to the world series.

Once I heard a rebroadcast of some years before when the Giants had won. The broadcasters repeated over and over in a sing song fashion "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" And sometimes I would murmur it. One time a lady stopped and said "They did?" Do they even use that term any more? Win the pennant? The pennant was the triangular flag you got to fly if you won the division.

Monday, March 2, 2009

1968 - Marin Civic Center

In the parking lot of the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Was and still is, a very impressive building set in that beautiful Marin County. I remember the heavy gold colored sweater. It sent with green wool skirt with small gold plaid in it. I made that skirt, it might have been lined. With the matching green hair ribbon, natch. That's got to be June B. Was apparently into long bangs at the time. I sure look thin in that picture.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

1968 - Candy Striper

I wasn't exactly a Candy Striper but I did do some nursing aid volunteer work in a residential facility for developmentally delayed children. Retarded was the word in those days. They were pretty challenging. I remember I was often in the baby ward. Think of those babies, really they were infants who were in residential care.

In those days, you wore the special uniform. I must have been going to some volunteer affair as I'm decked out in the white gloves (I hated HATED white gloves). I did wear that uniform when I worked. It was some distance away but I know that my mother took me and picked me up. Can't exactly say I enjoyed it, the children were pretty involved and difficult. Don't remember how long I did it.

Nobuko and me on the front step of the Wilhaggin home.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

1968 - Charl and 17 mile drive?

Was my father trying to take a picture of Charlie or the view. He tried to do both. I'm going to guess 17 mile drive which is in the southern part of Monterey Bay, likely in Monterey itself. I'll say that they might be near Point Lobos State Reserve which is truly beautiful. Somehow the water is never that color elsewhere.

This area is north of Big Sur. Where some years later I went camping. And got the worst sunburn of my life. There are no trees really in Big Sur so no shade and if you are camping in the sunshine, well then.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

1968 - At confirmation reception

Our honored guest was Mrs. Kubo, my Ebglish teacher. She's on the left in the white hat. In the foregroun in profile was just about my favorite person at the time Robert who was going as "Igor" at that time. He's had a successful career as a concert pianist. I've long lost touch with him. His talent was dazzling at the time. Mitch C sitting to the right of me. Check out the bright red upsweep in the foreground. Whew, what were people thinking nearly 40 years ago????

Sunday, February 22, 2009

1968 - Before my confirmation?

Myself, Nobuko, my mother and brother posing in the back of the Wilhaggin house maybe before my confirmation? I had flowers associated with it? I remember the dress, I liked it, though I didn't wear it very many times. There was a little dress store behind the ice cream store right across from Arden Town. I remember always being able to find a dress there.

That yard is very beuatiful now, the people there have lived there many years and the lady is a marvelous gardener. My family only lived there 1964-70.

Friday, February 20, 2009

1968 - Nobuko and Pam

In front of our fireplace in the family room at the Wilhaggin home. I think. I vaguely remember it but I don't think it was ever used. A few years back, when I visited the Wilhaggin house, we didn't go inside, just stayed in the yard

Thursday, February 19, 2009

1968 - Nobuko graduates

Nobuko got to participate in the graduation ceremony at Rio Americano High School in 1968. I think she was already 19 and she still had a year of school to complete in Japan on her return. I might have mentioned that she and her husband came to visit a few years ago and I really enjoyed it. I didn't appreciate her back in 1968!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

1968 - On the way to Philmont?

The only thing I can think this could be was the trip to Philmont where my parents (or maybe just my mom) too a group of boy scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

Could be a snack stop for these boys with their buttoned shirts and their khaki knapsacks. I can see my mom and I think my brother's hanging out with her; he might have felt out of place with all of these other guys. Don't know why they are in this driveway.

And the cow somehow completes the picture.

Monday, February 16, 2009

1968 - Charlie

Charlie, in 1968, 14 years old. Maybe we're visiting a college campus? My family always liked visiting campuses.

Maybe one reason I quit was, as we get farther along, I was separating myself more and more. Some of these things I don't remember. Charl, maybe you know where we were?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

1968 - Matching outfits

I'm back! Resuming by Ginsburgh Family Pictures blog

Nobuko and Sandy in matching outfits along with Charlie (14) and Pam (9) in front of the Wilhaggin home. Summertime given the sleeveless outfits and sandals. We thought we were very cute with out bright prints with the oversize distorted ties.