Gran and Grandad

A cousin in the UK recently sent me this picture. She’s into genealogy and has been building a family tree for us. She informed me that this is my grandmother (Mary Emily Poole) and grandfather (George Dale). As you’ve probably guessed it was taken on their Wedding Day.

I knew my grandmother, but my grandfather passed away sometime before I born. I think this is the only picture I have of him. I vaguely remember another one, but I haven’t see it for years. I remember my grandmother as a rather ferocious, elderly women. It’s easy to forget that she was once young. I understood that he was quite a bit older than she was, but in the picture, this doesn’t seem to be case. Maybe he looked younger than his actual age.

This is the part where I usually mention what camera was used. Of course in this case I haven’t got a clue.

A Visit to Philipsburg Manor – Re-enactors

Costumed interpreters re-enact life in pre-Revolutionary times, doing chores, milking the cows, and grinding grain in the grist mill. They also act as guides.

The current tour was in the manor house, and they were waiting for them to emerge. This gave me a chance to go over and chat with them. I work with Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society, which is only 6 miles away from the manor. They had an extensive knowledge of local history (one of them was a retired history teacher) so we didn’t have difficulties finding things to discuss.

This guy was baking cookies.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

Some oldies

I was going through some boxes and I came across these old pictures. So I quickly scanned them.

Above: Tübingen, Germany where I studied in the early 1970s.

Geneva, Switzerland. My first visit also in the early 1970s. Little did I know that I would end up living/working there for 9 years in the 1990s.

View from the North face of the Eiger. Also early 1970s.

The Nile at the First Cataract as seen from the Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote “Death on the Nile”. My first mission for UNICEF, late 1970s.

A younger me in a village across the river from Aswan. Late 1970s.

I don’t think this needs any explanation. Late 1970s.

Although I’m not entirely sure, I think the camera I used was a Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII. Great camera. I still have it.