It's time again for Alphabe-Thursday over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." This week's assignment is to study the letter "J." For a list of this week's participants and information on how you can participate head over to Ms. Jenny's blog.
We were having dinner one night this past weekend when my husband said, "This coming week is the letter "J" for Alphabet Day (he was close) and that means "J" as in JIM. Yes, his name is JIM.
I enjoy old photographs and lately I've been trying to get them all organized and scanned. I figure in ten years I'll be done. Click on these pictures to enlarge and use the browser back button to return to this page.
Here's Big JIM (his father) and Little JIMMY (yes, that's what they were called) in October 1948.
JIMMY and his car in July 1948. I wonder if he was impatient with other drivers back then?
This is one of my favorites. It's Cynthia (I'm not sure who she is) and JIMMY in October 1948. I think they look like Russian immigrant children just off the ship.
This is Aunt Anna, JIMMY, his sister Marge and his mother Marge in August 1952.
This was also taken in August 1952 and it's JIMMY with Marge and all their Martin cousins and their mother. JIMMY is in the second row on the left. Marge is in front of him.
This was Christmas 1952 and JIMMY and Marge got new bikes for Christmas.
We have a cat named JEM. He was one of the kittens that a feral cat brought to our yard with his three litter mates when they were about five weeks old. The mother cat came and went for a while, but now we haven't seen her since March. I know other people were feeding her too, so I'm not too concerned. I think she was ready to leave her kittens and move on. They're a year old now and have gotten pretty tame around us. (I had the mother and all the kittens fixed and vaccinated for rabies.)
JEM is the adventurous one. Can you see him up in the tree?
I know I've shown this one before, but this was the day JEM had a little snake.
JEM enjoys looking inside to see what we're doing. He and our indoor cats often visit.
JOY! JOY! JOY! It is finally raining today. The first significant rain since January.
At first it just teased us. Scout didn't even bother seeking shelter.
And then we got a little more.
Oh JOY! I think it only rained here for about four hours, but it was a light steady rain that had time to soak in instead of run off. It was all over by 2:00 PM. I'm hoping for more tomorrow.
That's about all I could come up with for this week's class. Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog and visit some other Alphabe-Thursday posts.