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Friday Photo Flashback ~ 1963

Friday Photo Flashback
It's Friday Photo Flashback and I'm linking up with Alicia of More Than Words.  

The whole idea behind this meme is to dig out those old pre-digital photos. 

I attended my niece Kristin's wedding over Labor Day weekend in Florida.  I spent a few nights with my sister Christine and found out she had most of our old family photo albums.  So I convinced Chris to part with some of them so I could scan them online.

I think you might be able to see the date May 1963 on the top of this photo.  However, most of you probably weren't even born in 1963. :)

Pictured is my little sister Christine, me and my older brother (by 18 months) Steve in our backyard in Lindenhurst, New York.

The story behind this photo is that we got two bunny rabbits as a gift from my parents.  I think the bunny in the picture is named Suzanne.  My dad built a cage and we were supposed to feed them and take care of them. It was a novelty at first  but then we got busy.  I'm ashamed to say that the bunnies weren't around too long.  :(

To this day, my brother Steve takes care of all the animals in his house. They  have rabbits and birds and a dog named Harley.  Steve is probably making up for the rabbits we lost; lol. But he always feeds them and makes sure they are well taken care of.

Maybe you have some old pre-digital photos you'd care to share?

Blessings and love,
Debbie Petras
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  1. I love looking back through the years with you!

    At the bottom of this post is a post you wrote about Lexi a year ago. WOW! Has God really grown her since then in so many amazing ways. Thank you for always supporting her and encouraging her Debbie. It means so much to Lexi and our family!

    I love you deeply!

  2. Cute picture. I was born november 20, 1963.

  3. I always love your pictures! Your bunny story reminds me of our guinea pigs, Squeaky 1, Squeaky 2... and one more try with Squeaky 3! Unfortunately, they didn't last very long either...

  4. How great to find many albums of pictures from your childhood.
    What a great treasure.
    "The best years of our lives."
    We have also shared lots of family photos by scanning them.
    Sharing makes rich, don't you think?

    I don't think children are capable of fully understand the needs of an animal. they grown up support.
    We had a cat, whom we were supposed to look after.
    My dad ended up doing the job...

    I'm looking forwards to more happy childhood pictures.

  5. I love your flashback photo. And as far as pets go after our dog is gone, no more pets! LOL! But we're actually still feeding our dog so.....LOL!
    Have a fabulous weekend my friend.

  6. How cute! I love rabbits but sadly are illegal in Queensland, where I live :(

    Our dog will never die of starvation, but maybe obesity! eek!

  7. I love that photo!! And, yes, I was around in 1963, lol.

  8. Love it! I love old photos! Aren't they fun? Blessings to you, sweetie! :D

  9. I love your photo it's so
    sweet and charming. Seems
    like everything was back
    then. I remember getting
    baby chicks and bunnies and
    trying to care for them. I
    decided later that kitties
    were going to become my
    favorite pets for life.

  10. Great photo. I love family history in photos.

  11. I love looking at people's pictures! It's so fun. My daughter wants bunnies SO badly! We have a cat and dog and frankly they are enough for me. I did some reading and found out rabbits can live 20 years!!!! Um, I don't want that responsiblity! They are cute, but all that poop would drive me crazy. It is just hard to see her want something, she loves animals; but to also know the kind of commitment it would take, we have long winters here in MN. I think she thinks they are cuddly and from what I've read they are not. My husband says Not a chance.

  12. wow cool old picture...
    Great to reminisce those old days...

  13. Hi Debbie, glad to be back in town.

  14. I was 7 in 1963 :-) My parents raised rabbits when I was little and then I did it again when I was in elementary school. I just loved their softness but it was a chore to take care of them. I was always sad in the fall when my uncle came to take them back to the farm. I pretend they still live there but really know what he did. (Ahhhhh!)

    Love to you! ;-)
    Grandma Patty Ann

  15. Cute picture! My daughter was born in 1963, my son in 1961. :-)

    Have a blessed weekend!

  16. I had to laugh when you said most of you probably weren't even born yet in May of 63'. My dear sweet friend, in May of 63' I was Graduating Grammar school, St. Richard's to be exact at the ripe old age of 13. LOL At that time I had a cocker spaniel named Rusty that I shared with my brother Jr. who was 6 yrs. older than I. I guess we sing the same tune my friend! LOL

  17. I love the way your mother dressed you and your siblings!!! Just beautiful!

  18. Goodness! You do have the sweetest family photos! How awesome that you were able to get some of the photos to scan... When my hubby and I go to visit his family in Hawaii...I will be taking photos of their family photos his mom so carefully kept. His younger sister has all the albums, since his parents passed away.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Hm...in May of 1963...my mom was 2 or 3 months pregnant with me. :o)


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