Saturday, July 3, 2010

sepia saturday: summertime blues

it's been ages since I've put up a sepia saturday post. I noticed that lettuce is celebrating the season and sepia saturday by putting up wonderful old beach photos of her family. what a terrific idea!

as it were, my mom and dad were real beach bunnies. I have tons of beach shots in my treasure chest of family photos.

the photo above shows my parents hanging out with some friends at the beach in pensacola, florida in 1953. all of the men are navy men. my dad was stationed at pensacola and in addition to flight training he attended the naval photography school. needless to say, along with beach photos, I have lots of old photos of airplanes and aerial views of various parts of the world in my stash of old photos. if anyone is interested in snaps of old planes, I can probably supply some good ones!

my father is the fellow on right with a cigar in his mouth and a can of pabst blue ribbon beer in his hand; he is using my mother as a headrest - you can just make out rita's legs, but not much more.

the wee lad in the background is my brother paul - at this time, he may have been the the first kid in my parents circle of friends, I joined the scene a couple years later. I was born in pensacola but soon after that my family moved on to san diego and a whole new collection of beaches!

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eddie cochran singing his 1958 hit summertime blues.

16 comments:

Randeep said...

What a fantastic picture! We are definitely in for some beach weather this weekend - will be spending our Sunday up in Michigan on Kiran & Kris' boat!

Barbara and Nancy said...

Love your beach photo. They look like such good friends! I haven't posted a Sepia Saturday photo yet, maybe a trend has been started. Now I feel like looking for beach photos.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh I love your photo. I have not used any of my photos of my own kids and grands for SS,just the really old ones, but I guess everything is relative. I never had the opportunity to even see a beach when I was young, we could not afford to go anywhere in the 40's and 50's but my husband and I did grown up and have good jobs and could afford to go on vacations. Thanks for dropping by, I enjoyed visiting.
QMM

Nancy said...

What a great photo. I would have completely missed your mother if you hadn't pointed her out. I wonder what the ones sitting up are looking at -- there seems to be some focal point. I posted all but one of my water pictures last week. I'm looking forward to seeing more of yours.

L. D. Burgus said...

It really is a classic photo. I think they really knew how to relax back then. I like the cigar in your dad's mouth. My father picked up smoking while in the army and he always had to removed it from his mouth when he was having someone taking his photo.

Tattered and Lost said...

Oh where or where did they plug the radio in? A very long extension?

tony said...

wow! Fine Photo & All Hail Eddie!!

Roy said...

Ah yes, the beach. And beer. And steamed crabs. That definitely says Summer and the Fourth! Now all it needs is a little Ray Charles.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Good photo and I can feel the heat from the sand! Wonder how they were keeping cool so close?

Leah said...

fantastic photo, so full of life.

K. said...

I know I don't need to remind you of this, but just in case...

John Hayes said...

That's a great beach photo! Happy holiday weekend!

TechnoBabe said...

Nice picture, and it is fun to think of the young married couples who worked and played together so many years ago.

Merle Sneed said...

I wish my dad had been in the Navy rather than the Air Force. The Navy has enough sense not to build a base in Omaha.

Alan Burnett said...

That is a fabulous photograph - the limbs all splayed out like the hands of some giant clock. Wonderful SS post.

TaraDharma said...

great photos - they're like a pile of puppies soaking up the sun!