Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 30-After

Sunday After Noon

Bench sitting on a Sunday Afternoon, Venice, Italy

Bench Sitting on a Sunday Afternoon, Venice, Italy


Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: After







My four youngest sisters are part of this group of kids from the neighborhood dressed for their coming street parade. I took this picture about 1968. Many of the costumes had been worn during ice folly performances by a several older neighborhood girls.

DP: Childhood

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Companion

Faithful Companions

Friends Forever

Friends Forever

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Companion

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

No Words Required, Just Laughter

Serious and Silly, Sisters and Friends

Serious and Silly, Sisters and Friends

The more serious part, sort of.


The silly part.

WPC: Dialogue

La Classe

I miei amici meravigliosi

In 1997 or 1998, when I started studying Italian in the evenings at the University of Washington in Seattle, I met a great group of people who became my friends. We all were entranced by Italy and the Italian language. Our “class” of ten continued to meet for several years though it began to focus on eating Italian food rather than studying. The group still gets together and always includes me in their email event planning even though I live on the other side of the US. My time in Seattle allowed me to join seven of them for a tour of a chocolate factory and dinner in an pizzeria. It was wonderful to see them and to catch up. Grazie tutti! LaClasse

Display item at Theo Chocolate Company, Seattle, Washington. “Chocolate makers who roast Fair Trade Certified cocoa beans and organic cocoa beans.” ChocolateBuddha

Daily Prompt: Neighbors – No Rain on this Parade

No Rain on this Parade

Remember when summer meant a neighborhood parade? You don’t. Everyone in this picture does.

Neighbors on Parade


Growing up in a small town in northwestern Minnesota the kids on Alexander Street were tight. At least once every summer they organized a parade, dragging out old ice follies costumes or making something, like the kleenex majorette hat one of sisters is wearing. Four of my five sisters were on parade that day. All the moms and grown up kids, like me, would come out to watch. I took this picture about 1970 or 1971 with my first camera, a little Kodak 126 film model.

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