Flashback Friday

For Flashback Friday, since we are again covered in snow (4-5 inches yesterday) I’m choosing these photos from July of 2003 when our youngest brother and sister turned forty and hosted a luau in our brother’s backyard. The party was in Downey, California.

Sisters, oldest to youngest.

Photos from a camera with film not digital or I would have taken some of these over.

Ellen b.’s siblings in order of birth. I’m number four and the twins were seven and eight. Kathy, Vera, Fred, Ellen, Tim, Steve, Lana and Leonard. About a seventeen year span for our births. Our oldest sister, Kathy, died in Persia when she was two before Kathy, the second, was born.

The luau was a fun event with good food and hula dancers, too.

Some of the nephews. Many other nieces and nephews were at the party but I did not get good photos of them or all the other guests. I’ll blame that on the fact that we hadn’t entered the digital age yet.

My siblings with our spouses, minus Lana and Steve. Our brother Leonard was not married until 2006. This photo was taken at another family event sometime around the Luau, maybe while we set up for the party.

Our parents, Moisi and Nadia, were still in Russia for this event. They would return from Russia in time for their 60th wedding anniversary party that we had in this same backyard in September. I’ll share those photos on Tuesdays with Moisi.

Can you feel those island breezes? Our kids on “the Coast” are wanting a break from the constant rain on that side of the Cascades. It’s been relentless. We aren’t going stir crazy from our snow…yet. Spring will come…

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.

10 thoughts on “Flashback Friday

  1. That looked like a fun time. About this time of year many are looking for color and warmer weather. We did get a few snow flakes our way.. I had hoped to wake up to a winter wonderland but you all are making up for our loss.. lol!

  2. It’s good to look back at old photos and remember those happy family times, even more so when there is a group of you enjoying a special celebration. Fun in the sun and I love the colourful dresses, blouses and shirts!

  3. More fun family photos! Such a blessing for you to have these!

    We have had plenty of rain here too. Today (yesterday too) the sun is shining brightly and it is wonderful!

  4. One of the reasons I enjoy taking lots of photos, Ellen, when viewed, it takes us back to those special moments, creating memories, enjoyed your flashback photos, a lovely family indeed.
    Yes! spring is coming, though we don’t have snow we have had lots of rain, and wind, this morning the sun was shining,it was so beautiful, while walking I just felt spring in the air, okay, I can dream can’t I.~wink~
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Wonderful memories … and pretty darn good pictures for the “old fashioned” method (I’m sure you notice problems nobody else would). But looking at old albums sure does make a person grateful for digital ,

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