The handsome young man on the left is my Dad, Jack Williams.
The happy family pictured on the right is my Dad's siblings...the younger ones are Ruth, Bobby and Dennis. Dennis is the youngest. My Dad was like a father to them, as his own dad was so old when he had these children very late in life! (in his 60's) My Dad bought them the lovely toys from Woodward's store in downtown Vancouver BC.
I'm having a lot of fun fiddling with PicMonkey!
This will keep me happy for a while...
I even added "snow" to the above photo. This is just so neat.
It allows you to create collages. Here are my results.
The above is Christmas in 1961, 1962 and 1963 and shows myself with my gifts.
This collage shows my handsome Dad, Jack Williams, striding down Hastings Street in downtown Vancouver BC. Herb Braun, his best friend, is with him on the left, and his younger brother, Dennis is with him in the other two photos.
Until two years ago, I knew I had a great uncle who died in this war but I didn't know much else.
I didn't know what he looked like or where he had fought.
My Dad, Jack Williams, has his war "medal", a souvenir which was sent from the King to all the soldier's families if they died during action. Great uncle William Joseph Williams was wounded in his leg and died from his injuries on February 22, 1917.
He is buried in Salonika, Greece, so very far away.
To my knowledge no one in our family has visited his grave.
They were not cheap! I bought them at the American Girl store down in Alderwood Mall 3 weeks ago; the mall is near Seattle. Robert has kindly driven me there around 4 times now, or more. I've lost track! It opened in the summer of 2011, and our first trip down was with Linda Pepa and her granddaughter Dakotah. These outfits are a tan coloured knit with sparkles. I can't possibly make anything like this, so I splurged. If I had a little girl, this is how I'd dress her.
I've fallen in love with Bitty Baby! I bought this one for only $30 used at the Puyallup doll show. Linda's beady eye spotted her. There was exciting dolly news this week in Vancouver!
The Indigo store downtown on Robson street (otherwise known as Chapters Books) is teaming up with American Girl Mattel store, and they are opening an AG section next spring 2014!!!!
That means I won't need to get my hubby to take me to Seattle anymore...I can just hop on the Skytrain and in 25 minutes be in the store! The AG dolls each have a story book that comes with them, which is why the book store is taking them on. I can hardly wait!
I'm a Christian and happily married to my husband for 30 years. We have one son, Matthew, and we celebrated our 25th anniversary and his high school graduation by traveling to Europe, Wales and England in 2007, which is when I began this blog. Please leave a comment! I'd love to hear from you!