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Happy 75th birthday Mom! 
This is a photo of my Mom with my brother and me taken in July 1971. The oldest child of a school principal and a teacher, Mom became an R.N. and later married my Dad. Our family immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1968, when she was 28 years old and my brother and I were toddlers. We settled in Chicago and a few years later my sister was born. Mom was an R.N. in the emergency room. Every night she would regale us with the latest stories of her patients, and I developed a strong stomach. 
Despite the recent loss of my Dad, Mom remains strong and full of vitality. Her children and grandchildren rise up and call her blessed because her sacrificial love will forever be burned in our hearts. Thanks, joyfulsuh http://ift.tt/XWOoS1 @savefamilyphotos

Happy 75th birthday Mom!
This is a photo of my Mom with my brother and me taken in July 1971. The oldest child of a school principal and a teacher, Mom became an R.N. and later married my Dad. Our family immigrated to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1968, when she was 28 years old and my brother and I were toddlers. We settled in Chicago and a few years later my sister was born. Mom was an R.N. in the emergency room. Every night she would regale us with the latest stories of her patients, and I developed a strong stomach.
Despite the recent loss of my Dad, Mom remains strong and full of vitality. Her children and grandchildren rise up and call her blessed because her sacrificial love will forever be burned in our hearts. Thanks, joyfulsuh http://ift.tt/XWOoS1 @savefamilyphotos

The Engstrom boys from the late ’50s out on Route 7 in Ottumwa, IA.  The little firecracker down there front and center is yours truly. I gotta send some love to our old truck - 1950 Ford.  #tbt #throwbackthursday #oldfamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #oldphoto #bnw #blackandwhite Thanks, chrislengstrom http://ift.tt/1tPqKBs @savefamilyphotos

The Engstrom boys from the late ’50s out on Route 7 in Ottumwa, IA. The little firecracker down there front and center is yours truly. I gotta send some love to our old truck - 1950 Ford. #tbt #throwbackthursday #oldfamilyphotos #savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #oldphoto #bnw #blackandwhite Thanks, chrislengstrom http://ift.tt/1tPqKBs @savefamilyphotos

"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt."
~ Susan Sontag {#tbt #throwbackthursday #larkin #mementomori #rip #memories #beautifulgirl #blackandwhite #oldphoto #savefamilyphotos #babyface #mygirl}

My talented mom took this lovely old photo of little Larkin. Somewhere I have a copy that I hand colored in delicate shades, but this original  black & white shot is my favorite. 
Larkin Gray (1994-2014) - now in God’s hands, always in my heart ๐Ÿ’” Thanks, veraviola_vintage http://ift.tt/1zLtZuv @savefamilyphotos

"All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another personโ€™s (or thingโ€™s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to timeโ€™s relentless melt."
~ Susan Sontag {#tbt #throwbackthursday #larkin #mementomori #rip #memories #beautifulgirl #blackandwhite #oldphoto #savefamilyphotos #babyface #mygirl}

My talented mom took this lovely old photo of little Larkin. Somewhere I have a copy that I hand colored in delicate shades, but this original black & white shot is my favorite.
Larkin Gray (1994-2014) - now in God’s hands, always in my heart ๐Ÿ’” Thanks, veraviola_vintage http://ift.tt/1zLtZuv @savefamilyphotos

Thank you, Rachel @savefamilyphotos, for featuring my favorite old photo of my Papaw & Mike on your wonderful site! 
By savefamilyphotos via @RepostWhiz app:
One of my all-time favorite family photos is of a furry family member.

Here’s Mike, my Papaw’s excellent bird dog, doing what he loved most: quail hunting with Papaw.

These two were so important to me growing up. Mike was such a sweet, protective dog and a best friend to us.

They were so close, Papaw never had another dog after Mike. ~shared by @veraviola_vintage

#savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #foundphotos
(#RepostWhiz app) Thanks, veraviola_vintage http://ift.tt/1sHJlOc @savefamilyphotos

Thank you, Rachel @savefamilyphotos, for featuring my favorite old photo of my Papaw & Mike on your wonderful site!
By savefamilyphotos via @RepostWhiz app:
One of my all-time favorite family photos is of a furry family member.

Here’s Mike, my Papaw’s excellent bird dog, doing what he loved most: quail hunting with Papaw.

These two were so important to me growing up. Mike was such a sweet, protective dog and a best friend to us.

They were so close, Papaw never had another dog after Mike. ~shared by @veraviola_vintage

#savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #foundphotos
(#RepostWhiz app) Thanks, veraviola_vintage http://ift.tt/1sHJlOc @savefamilyphotos

One of my all-time favorite family photos is of a furry family member.

Here’s Mike, my Papaw’s excellent bird dog, doing what he loved most: quail hunting with Papaw.

These two were so important to me growing up. Mike was such a sweet, protective dog and a best friend to us.

They were so close, Papaw never had another dog after Mike. ~shared by @veraviola_vintage

#savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #foundphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1lhq2MW @savefamilyphotos

One of my all-time favorite family photos is of a furry family member.

Here’s Mike, my Papaw’s excellent bird dog, doing what he loved most: quail hunting with Papaw.

These two were so important to me growing up. Mike was such a sweet, protective dog and a best friend to us.

They were so close, Papaw never had another dog after Mike. ~shared by @veraviola_vintage

#savefamilyphotos #familyhistory #vintagephoto #vintagephotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #foundphotos Thanks, savefamilyphotos http://ift.tt/1lhq2MW @savefamilyphotos