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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday | 1965.

I was three. We lived in southeast Texas (note the open window!). My dad worked for Texaco and back then one of their gasoline blends was called Fire Chief. Perfect for this hat!

I remembered this photo when Charlie donned his fire chief hat for the photo with my mom last month.

But it wasn't until I looked more closely that I saw the similarity in the two dads. Both with big smiles ... having a ball being dads!

The Think Write Thursday crew is tackling a challenging topic this week - about staying positive when everything is going wrong. This blog is my best answer. I try to look for the good in the posts I write (some days, like today, that's easy - other days...not so much) ... thinking about leaving a smile on my face and the faces of all you who will read it. And looking back through the archives never fails to remind me that even if things aren't going well right this second, my life has been full of blessings. And those memories can keep me going through some very dark times.

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Blogger Carole said...

I think one of the best things to remember is that everything changes - even something really bad and terrible will eventually change. Your blog is always a bright spot in my day!

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Bonny said...

I love your photos and your perfect approach to TWT! I will definitely be thinking about the positivity of fire chief hats the next time things are looking dark.

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Bridget said...

Love the photos! Isn't it funny how seemingly little things make such memories?

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Vera said...

Love the pictures! Are those saddle shoes you are wearing? Your approach is perfect!

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Those saddle shoes!! Tres chic!! And, I am struck by how similar you and Charlie look! And, that is another reason looking back at old photos is rewarding - seeing family resemblances!

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Honoré said...

See my big grin <.......>; stretches across my face...which is the pose I am in when I read your the photos of you and Charlie in your fire hats and of course, the big grins of the dads.


Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

Your blog always brings a smile or warm feelings, no matter the subject. And that smile on your face is awesome!

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

When I am dealing with life's difficulties, I often want to hold on to things as they are and that kind of thinking gets me into a dark place. Reading your blog reminds me to look for the good things in my life-past, present, & future...& it puts a smile on my face.

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

My blog is one of the best coping mechanisms ever. I can, and often do, swing a mood just by writing. Adorable photos!!

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Anonymous Juliann said...

So fun to see those connections across generations! Blogging is a great way to change focus.

Thursday, 22 December, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

This is a great post-focusing on the positive, surrounding yourself with positive people, and good memories can get us through just about anything. Love the photo of you in the fire hat-has Charlie seen this photo?

Saturday, 24 December, 2016  

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