Dec 13, 2009

Square America: Winter - Part 1


Time for some goofy old pictures!


Most of the photos I find are of white people, so the group of ski trip photos of this Asian family was a uncommon discovery. I think it's the same family. It would be a strange coincidence if the pictures of two different Asian families were mixed together. Although the one above seems out of sync with the others. Oh well.


Judging from the dates on the photos, there were several trips.
I'm rubbish with races; I have no clue where this young gentleman would be tracing his ancestry. No matter, he is in California now. We are all transplants here. (Rumors of people born here have been unconfirmed.)



I'm shamed to admit, I'm not into skiing. Or winter sports. Or snow. Ok, a fresh blanket of snow has an aesthetic appeal - for about five minutes. Then it's all snow shovels, salt, slush, frozen slush, bulky clothing, the car doing a 360˚ at 25 mph on a thankfully deserted Indiana road. I've been traumatized by winter, can you tell?

15 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the pictures! Wish we were getting some snow, mannn....

Cafe Pasadena said...

Where are you in these pics?

Petrea said...

Are they trekkies? That's a hoot.

you-wee because said...

If you are fed up with winter and snow, Vanda, switch over to my internet diary for a moment of time; I just posted some "summer memories" with photos of sandy beaches, blue sky, sunshine, ...

;-)

Regards from winterly Germany,

Uwe.

dive said...

What cool photos, Vanda. I love the poses in the second one.

I'm definitely with you on the snow thing. You are so lucky to live in sunny California rather than up here in the frozen north where I had to chip my car out of the ice this morning.
Brr!

Emma J said...

Loving these old snaps. Their dated anonymity makes them seem so vulnerable . . . have you thought of collecting them together as a book?

Vanda said...

I find the pictures at paper shows mostly. I haven't been to one for months. It's time.

Petrea, what do you mean by trekkies? I'm lost.

Dive you got my sympathy.

Emma, that's a cool idea. There are books of "vernacular photography" out there.

You-wee, I really like your Christmas decorations.

Petrea said...

In the photo labeled "1st Ski Trip" they all seem to be pointing to the young man's jacket and laughing. It looks like he's wearing a Star Trek pin.

Vanda said...

Petrea, you are very perceptive. And nerdy.

Petrea said...

Thank you on both counts.

altadenahiker said...

If the first time they went skiing was 1962, then they got pretty good in five years. The guy in the second shot looks like he knows what he's doing.

Vanda said...

That must be it.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I can confirm the rumor. I have the birth certificate with my wee inky foot prints. I can also tell you I haven't a clue about snow.

Josephine said...

I love these photos, especially the first two. I keep wondering where you find all these old photos. It's a great hobby, and quite unique, I think. Not like collecting stamps you know? :)

Vanda said...

Far more personal than stamps. ;)