I'm so happy! I just re-acquired the entire family photo archives. It's all on slide film, so tonight I started the scanning process. I didn't get very far yet tonight, but here's a start. This one is over on the main forum too, but I thought I'd include it. Local guy on Ocracoke riding one of the ponies. They used to do that, ya know!
Hatteras Light, long before the move, and long before the ocean started lapping at its foundation.
The Laura A. Barnes
Oh WOW!! :banana:
great old shots bluejay - thanks for sharing!
I remember climbing on the Laura A. Barnes wreck.
That lighthouse picture is just amazing!! It is so interesting to see pictures of it prior to the move, and just seeing how much land was a round it prior to the move, as previously stated, when the ocean was nipping at its heels, is just really mindblowing.
All in all, the pictures are really cool- post more if you have them!!
Great pictures! Keep scanning! Thanks for taking the time to share them with the rest of us. I remember those cool sunscreens at Coquina Beach. I also remember when the lighthouse had at least a bit of a dune in front of it. My first trip was as an infant in 1973. Wow, those were the days!
Bluejay....looks like you're going to be very busy!!!!! Or so we hope! Thanks....these are just great!
I'm loving these! Thank you!
More! View from the top...
The Point. This was before my dad owned a 4x4, so we probably walked there from the campground.
Don't ask me what I'm doing in this picture, because I have no idea! Ordinarily I'd fix the tilted horizon, but it just doesn't seem right to mess with my dad's Instamatic chromes.
Thanks for sharing a part of your childhood memories with us. I love seeing the old photos.
Oh boy! This is a real treasure chest, you're sharing!
More! Bodie Island Light.
Jockey's Ridge. We were pretending we were on the Sahara. We were very original.
Mini skirt, courtesy of Twiggy.
A little background on 1968...
My mother died in 1966, leaving my dad with me and my older sister. He remarried in 1967, to a woman with 4 daughters. This was our first big vacation together, with my new sisters. We immediately accepted each other as blood relatives. My dad and new stepmother didn't have a lot of money, but they always figured out a way for us to see the country, camping everywhere we went. Since there were 8 of us, the only way we could all travel together was by RV; truck camper at first, then eventually mini-motorhome.
what a wonderful family story Bluejay. what wonderful pics & story to share with us all - you were quite the little blondie!
So it was you and 5 sisters!! That must have been and interesting childhood:smiley1:. Great pics
So it was you and 5 sisters!! That must have been and interesting childhood.
Enjoyed the pictures and the snynopsis! One of my brothers was a "cotton top" too.
Very cool pics Bluejay, neat story, you still kinda look the same.:smiley46:
Bluejay- did i understand correctly somewhere that you had talked to the Ocracoker's w/ the hoi toide brogue? Was it the horseman? That pic is so beautiful! Thank you for opening up your family album for us.
I noticed that the growth leading up to the duneline in many pics looks as though you can see where the US Army? Corps of Engineers may have scooped out sand to make the dunes perhaps. Interesting...i'll dig around & see if there's any info on that.
Bluejay- did i understand correctly somewhere that you had talked to the Ocracoker's w/ the hoi toide brogue? Was it the horseman?
I know it was hard to lose your Mom young. It was such a blessing that your dad found someone wonderful and that you all became a wonderful family together. That was such a heartwarming story.
Your pictures are so cool. I love seeing these and hope you keep posting as many as you can. Really awesome. Thank you.