Thursday, January 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Coming over from England on the Empress of England (or maybe it was Britain) July 1963.  Well my mother and sister and I were on one, and my dad came on the other in April of the same year.  The lady on the left, Florie, was someone, along with her husband and daughter, that my mother made friends with on the trip.


In Montreal before getting on the train.


Getting our feet wet in Canada.  After a long train journey across the country in the middle of summer, we were probably glad to play in the water.  This was Kamloops in B.C.


Up above Kamloops Lake on our way to Williams Lake, where we lived for about four months.


Having just arrived at our apartment in Williams Lake.  I can't remember much about it, other than it was tiny.  Cathy and I slept on bunk beds, and my parents slept on a fold down couch in the same room that I think served as both living and bedroom.


I find it funny that my mother is wearing the same dress in all the photos.  Maybe she only had one or two, and the rest were all packed away.  Maybe this was her favourite one and she wore it as much as she could.  The last three photos were probably all taken on the same day.  I was 6 1/2 and Cathy was 3.

And just's a couple of different shots of the moonrise this evening.  Neither were quite what I wanted, but it sure was an amazing sight.




  1. I enjoyed this post so much and love the pictures! However, I am sitting here very sad over the post about Pride. I don't know how I missed it. You folks gave him a good home and a long happy life.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I love good ole pictures in comparison to the digitals

  3. Your father had a lovely family. I enjoyed seeing the photos. We didn't see the moon last evening, we were too busy having a blizzard!

  4. Wow, so that is how you came to live in BC! Your mother is quite the natural beauty and your little sister is darling!

  5. TBT's are always such FUN! And, the moon shots….loved them!

  6. I enjoyed your old photos! I love your Mum's polka dot dress, I bet it was her favorite and comfortable and cool too:)

  7. Oh my goodness! Was that our Mum's only dress?


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