Saturday, July 25, 2009
When I was growing up we went to the beach every summer. This photo was taken in 1975. That's my family. Don't you just love the zinc on my dad's nose? We always headed to the beach for a week and we hung out by the water all day. Sometimes we would come back to our place for lunch, but some days we would get burgers and fries from the boardwalk and eat on the beach. (Everything tastes great when you're eating it on the beach.) The mark of a good vacation was how dark your tan was when you got home. I've grown wiser now, and I make sure we use an spf of 50, but I'm still a beach bum. My vacation of choice is the beach. I'm actually in between beach trips and I've been reminiscing about my past beach memories. All this reminiscing is because my mom was cleaning out her basement. She found this old diving mask that my brother and I used to use when we would go swimming. She thought my kids would want to use it. (They cracked up at the thought!) Can you see the elastic that she used to repair it when it broke? I wasn't sure what to do with it, but I knew it was too special to throw it away. I had it sitting on a shelf with some shells and then the idea hit me to turn it into a picture frame. I searched my box of photos from when I was a little girl and I found the perfect one! This is my brother and me in 1979, I was 11 and he was 9. I am obviously freezing in that pool water. I'm tickled with my new photo frame and I'm so thankful for the memories my parents gave me as I was growing up. I'll be heading back to the beach sometime next week....with my spf 50.