Going Retro…

Today is the anniversary of the Flag raising at Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima.


This was in 1970 when my girlfriend Heidi and I toured Washington D.C. That’s the last time I was in Washington D.C. I’m looking forward to visiting D.C. for the 2nd time in May of this year.


Heidi and I spent a while in Michigan and the East Coast with several different Russian families we knew.


I’m looking forward to being in D.C. with my digital camera.


I’m pretty sure this was Christmas in 1974 just after we were married. This photo was taken at Dear’s parents home.


Our traditional Christmas morning breakfast at my Babushka Vera’s apartment next door to the Russian Baptist Church in Los Angeles. This is a photo of our family and our maternal cousins. My Babushka is in the pink and white next to my mother.


This is our niece Jenna. She was our first niece and she is just as cute today!

Oh and the snow that was suppose to come hasn’t yet. Now they are threatening us for this evening. We aren’t holding our breath.

Photobucket replaced all my photos with ugly black and grey boxes and they are holding my photos hostage until I pay them lots of money. I’m slowly going through all my posts and trying to clean them up and replacing some photos. Such a bother.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

11 thoughts on “Going Retro…

  1. I LOVE Washington D.C. It has been the choice for both of our girls for the college graduation trip from my parents. This May my dad is going with both of our girls. They’re thinking Grandpa may be sitting on a lot of benches or at coffee shops watching the world talking to EVERY stranger that goes by while they do lots of walking. Maybe you’ll pass each other….or better yet….if you stop at a coffee shop or anywhere where a really friendly old guy starts talking like you’ve always known him….that’s my dad. :o)

  2. I’d love to visit DC in the spring to see the blossoms along those beautiful avenues.
    As you could see, we got all that snow, but our daughter is in Seattle for a treat (thank you from us for her herculean efforts while TGD was in hospital) and she just emailed to say that her plans to hit the outlets tomorrow might fall through because of the snow forecast for down your way. Good luck!

  3. what great old photos! I’ve never been to Washington but hope to get there someday. When my parents went back when I was 12 or something, my mom and dad told me “your husband will take you there some day” (Over to you my dear!)

  4. Hi Ellen B.,

    I have never been to Washington D.C. so it was fun to see some pictures of you there when you were younger. By the way, they’re great pictures!!
    It’s fun to look back and remember former days ;-).

    xoxo cori g.

  5. I love the pics of you and dear……I think you and I could have been look a likes. Were those seafarer jeans….I think I even had that sweater. You have a great trip to look forward to…..with your digital. We will wait for the photos.

  6. What fun photos. No doubt that these are the 70’s. Those were the days! Bill lived near Wash. DC in 1970 at Ft. Belvoir. He would spend the weekend there every weekend pass he was able to get.

    You two look soooo young in that one photo! But you also still look like newlyweds.

  7. Your babushka with her apron on… the plaid jackets and long shags on the guys, super flared jeans … your pictures look like they could have been taken out of my photo albums.
    I love the picture of you and your friend on the lawn!

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