Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It was twenty years ago today

On June 22, 1996, Tom's parents took the whole family on a wonderful week-long cruise from New York City to Bermuda.

All the pictures are photos of photos so not such good quality. We didn't have a digital camera then!

Some of us

Tom and I and his folks.


This was our Christmas card that year.


Such fun dancing in the evening.


The cousins in front of the ship


There were 1427 passengers!

We went on a horse-drawn carriage ride in St. George,


and saw a moon arch.


In Hamilton we visited a most beautiful beach


and went on a glass-bottom boat ride.


Tom and Michael, Margaret and me in one of the rooms.


That guy on the top left is not in our family. I have no idea why or how he got into the photo!


I've been thinking about this trip a lot lately. I am now the exact age that Nina, Tom's mother, was then. We went as four married couples, two of whom had two children each. In the 20 years since, we've had one death, Nina's husband. She remarried and she and her husband, now 88 and almost 93 are going strong. In our little group there have been divorces, and marriages, and now three births in these twenty years.

25 comments:

  1. What wonderful photos, Nan! I don't recall you ever talking about going on this cruise, but I do remember receiving your Christmas card with that photo. At least I think I do! :) Gosh, the kids were so little. Time flies...

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    1. Gee, I'm not sure we knew one another in 1996. I was thinking 1997 was when we were on the forum. What year did you go to Cleveland (and I didn't)?

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    2. That was 1998 (the Cleveland gathering). You're probably right. Maybe I just saw that picture later on.

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    3. April 1998 is when I met Kay in Texas, so we must have been in touch for quite a while before that - I know that 1997 was when my boy was posting on the forum, so my guess is that is the year I met you.

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  2. Great memories, and interesting to ponder what has happened in the 20 years since - in your family as well as on a larger scale. A lot of it we could have never predicted, could we!

    For "photos of photos", these are rather good! You could always scan them (provided you have a flatbed scanner; mine is part of the cheap little printer I have) and digitalize them that way, if you wanted.

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    1. I keep going back and forth about scanning. I have thousands of digital photos in my iPhotos, and I really could/should spend days culling them. Do I need 10 views of the same daylily?!

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  3. What wonderful photos and memories!!

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    1. Thank you. It has been on my mind a lot.

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  5. I love these photos! Everybody looks like they are having a great time!
    The ship, the Dreamward...I think it was NCL, Norwegian Cruise Line, right? I could be wrong, it has been almost 16 years since my travel agent days!

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  6. Memories for a lifetime! What amazing inlaws you have.

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  7. That's.a nice post Shari good memories. Love the photos.

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  8. It looks like a delightful trip (although you couldn't pay me to get on one of those big ships). You all look thrilled - not a reluctant vacationer to be seen, and photobomb guy fits right in! I'm especially inspired that you took pictures of pictures. They turned out nicely!

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    1. I wore those little wrist bands the whole trip and wasn't seasick at all! I'm quite sure someone in the family told the guy to come sit in with us, though I can't imagine why. ;<)

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  9. Lovely photos and so many memories. You so obviously enjoyed the trip.

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  10. So many good memories. So very nice.

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  11. What a beautiful trip that was... it's lovely that all of you got/get along so well; everybody looks happy. A cruise vacation seems like a good choice for different ages with all the activities.

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    1. You are really right. Every one of us had fun regardless of age. I can't believe my mother-in-law's energy. I'm that age now and cannot imagine pulling off such an endeavor!

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  12. The guy whose not family. So strange he was in your photo.

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