Throwback Thursday: Class Photo

Visiting my father and stepmother a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be invited to take anything I wanted from several boxes of old photographs. I love this photo, which had “Bart’s class” scrawled on it in my grandmother’s handwriting. Sure enough, I recognized my dad in the first row, third from the left.Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Class Photo”

Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had come across a box of old photos I hadn’t been able to locate since I moved three years ago. Here is another treasure from that box, a picture I hadn’t seen in years. The photo shows my maternal grandfather, Ralph DeRicci, probably around 1920, astride aContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony”

Throwback Thursday: Dinosaur

We’re traveling, and last week I saw something I haven’t seen in a long time: a gas station with a dinosaur statue! The Sinclair gas company, with its trademark dinosaur logo, has not existed in the Eastern U.S. since the 1970s. But it is still thriving in the Western part of the country. Here isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Dinosaur”

Day 4: Ogallala, Nebraska, to Salina, Utah

This post recounts our travels on July 6, the fourth day of our road trip adventure, but I’m posting these privately during our travels and am switching the status to Public after we return home from the trip, so as not to tip off the criminals about our house being empty for a month. I’mContinue reading “Day 4: Ogallala, Nebraska, to Salina, Utah”

Day 3: Cedar Rapids to Ogallala, Nebraska

This post is dated July 5, the third day of our road trip adventure, but was published privately at first, so as not to tip off the criminals about our house being empty for a month. Now that we’ve returned home from the trip, I’ve added photos and switched the status to Public. The thirdContinue reading “Day 3: Cedar Rapids to Ogallala, Nebraska”