August 26, 2014

Ignore the lurking clowns.

Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin, July 9, 2014. Focus on the distraction instead.

The hat with a history.

Lake Nipissing, Ontario, Canada, July 1964. My paternal Grandmother, Tatjana, holds the hat during her visit to our vacation spot.

School starts next week.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1961. Pull up next to the Comet and soak up a summer memory.

August 25, 2014

He made it.

Verona, Wisconsin, August 2014. The feral cats did not find this nest.

Travel the Tri-State

Suburban Chicago, October 1961. Dad may have driven the tollway to reach O'Hare. At the end of the clip, he exits the Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood, at the First Avenue ramp.


Probably near Vilinius, Lithuania, about mid-1920s. This may be a maternal Aunt or cousin of Suzanne, the wife of my Dad's older cousin Henry.

Thanks to my Kaunas Cousin for making this photo available to us.

August 23, 2014

Let's play in the rain.

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Verona, Wisconsin, August 23, 2014. Today's rainstorm brought out the playful youngsters.

She brought the grey knitting bag.

Glacier National Park, Montana, July 1966. It must have been a leisurely hike  (probably to Redrock Falls); Mom's not wearing hiking boots. (Here's a color photo in which the bag appears.)

A Closer Look (Part 4)

Mariampolis, Lithuania, 1920. This is my Mom's maternal Grandmother, Zigmunta. She's here, in her later years. Here's the original post.

The Baltic Way

The Baltic States today celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Baltic Way.

Here's Google's Doodle for the day.

ADDED: Video here and here.

August 18, 2014

The end of the tour.

Provincetown, Massachusetts, July 1963. It's a small tour boat.

This was an exciting day for a toddler.

Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, July 1960. The vacation is almost over, and I enjoy the remaining water time.


Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, July 1957. My Toronto Cousin and her mother—my Dad's twin sister, Jonė—create a memory.

Thanks to my Toronto Cousin for making this photo available to us.

August 16, 2014

Spotted, catching up.

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Verona, Wisconsin, August 2014. This time, the fawn followed the doe closely.

We used to dress up for parties.

Evergreen Park, Illinois, June 1963. The graduates wear white dinner jackets.

(Here we are ready to depart for the party, and here's another photo from that party.)

A Closer Look (Part 3)

There's a story circulating about spouses who learned recently they'd met as preschoolers.

We have a story like that, too:

Kaunas, Lithuania, 1928. My Parents attend a birthday party. Here's the original post.

August 13, 2014

Repeat-Visitor Reunion

Verona, Wisconsin, August 2013. This fellow (or one of his relatives) stopped by again today.

I'd rather stay here.

Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada, July 1960. It's tough when a long vacation ends.


Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Spring 1953. My Dad's twin sister, Jonė, must be taking this snapshot of her daughter (my Toronto Cousin) and her husband (Kadis).

Thanks to my Toronto Cousin for making this photo available to us.

"Many Chinese can now seek out what Western consumers have long enjoyed: cars, flat-screen TVs and, yes, pet poodles."

China denounces dog ownership.

"As China grows more prosperous and globally connected, top party members are mounting an ideological purification campaign to reconnect the masses with Mao's ideals. During Mao’s 'cultural revolution,' dog ownership was condemned as elitist."