Monday, January 25, 2010
For the past few months I have been in a total retro mood - old movies, old music, old mystery novels, old pictures. I think I know why I have sunk into this deep pool of nostalgia to explore the past but I won't get into that. Just a sense of time passing too quickly. Steve was nice enough to send me the link to this Blog of historic photos and I have enjoyed looking at them. And it made me think of some photos my grandfather took back in 1962 on a trip to Las Vegas. Kind of interesting to see just how much it has changed since then. I just wish we had the same cars now though! I never was very close to my grandfather - partly because my family lived overseas for most of my first 17 years but also because he was a tough old bird who didn't have a lot of kind words for anyone. But he was a fanatic Boston Red Sox fan and I recall during home leaves listening to the games on the radio with him on hot summer days on the porch looking out on the backyard and sipping lemonade. My grandmother though was an angel. Not a cross word crossed her lips in her 89 years. For no particular reason, here are the photos I found of his trip to Vegas. I wish I had known them better.
Posted by Brian at 5:03 PM