Friday, September 11, 2009

Gladys Has Reverent and Irreverant Random Thoughts 9-11-09

Today is 9-11. It was eight years ago today that we held our breaths as we watched an attack on our great nation. It saddens and maddens me when people forget that on that day we came together as a nation. We were not republicans and democrates. We were not black or white or purple with green polka dots, we were simply Americans working together.

A box that I found in Fibber McGee and Molly’s closet (oh for gosh sakes go here and read about it) got me thinking.

Have you ever noticed that you have pictures of people in your photo albums, scrap books or photo boxes that you absolutely no clue who they are?
I thought I would share mine with you.

I think this beauty was one of Trooper Bob's flames.

I have NO clue who this is, but they were in a congratulations card sent to my Grandfather in 1966. Um...Congratulations your family doesn't look like this?

I have a pretty good idea who this is as it was signed Will. This is definitly an early picture of Will Smith. The resemblance in uncanny.

I had no idea that I was related to Poncho Villa.

My overheard of the week:
Man in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles to person behind him in line: “I haven’t been to the DMV in 20 years and I don’t intend to come back until after Saint Peter turns me away from the pearly gates.

Overheard at the bank:
Customer to the teller: Can I still use my checks even though you’ve changed the name of the bank?
Teller: Yes ma’am.
Customer: Do I still have to have money in my account or can I get a bail-out?*******************************************************************
Mrs. 4’s over at Half Past Kissing Time is hosting her Friday Fragments again. Now go on over and read each and every blog hooked up on her Mr. Linky. Go on, I’ll wait.

Ann Again and Again always hosts her Virtual Girls Night Out on Fridays and seeing as this is the eight anniversary of 9-11 go on over and hoist a glass and salute those we lost and those who worked hard to put our country back together. Raise a glass to the firefighters, the police, the EMT’s, the doctor’s, nurses and all the rescue workers who were on site and those who traveled from far and wide to aide in the rescue. Raise a glass to this great nation and raise a glass to yourself.


JulieChats said...

Happy Friday Miss Gladys!

Such funny photos, I was thinking that Poncho Villa looked like a character from the 3 Amigos! It would be so great if someone saw those photos & id'd the people for you. Who knows someone might claim that 60's photo of grandpa, his daughter & the kids...I think it's fun to make up a fake family story to go with those sorts of photos!

Just stoppin' in from Ann's VGNO!

MrsSki said...

The pictures cracked me up!

LOVED your overheard conversations.

Great fragments! Have a happy weekend!

Drahdrah said...

My mother passed away last month and I have been sorting through her things. I am finding so many photos of people I don't know, and I don't have the heart to throw them out. I'm just storing them in boxes for now. Happy VGNO !

Mommy Bear said...

Haha. I love the overheard conversation!

Happy VGNO!

Tranquility said...

Wow... how'd you get that early photo of Will Smith? ;)

I have some strange photos lying around too... I managed to end up with a pile of family photos without titles.

otin said...

I have a bunch of those photos where I say, "Who is that?"

croneandbearit said...

I am raising my glass to all those heroes who got us through that horrific time. Amazing people in unholy situations. May we Never see such horror again on our shores. On a lighter note, I loved the pics - I have some very old pics of my husband's family and they're hysterical - no one ever smiled and the men stood in the back holding shotguns. What a hoot!

Gladys said...

Julie- My favorite is the family picture. I'm still trying to figure out the dynamics
Mrs. Ski- Thanks. I found a whole slip of pictures that were just random.

Drahdrah- I made my grandfather go through his pictures before he passed and as a result we labled 90% of them.
Mommybear - one of the perks of running errands alone.
Tranquility - Pretty cool uh? Do you think I should email him a copy?
Otin- just start making up names for them. Oh that is Uncle Bono and Aunt Flossie with their two kids Brice and Sue.
Crone- I have some of those pictures too.

Carolee / Home4ever said...

I have some photos like that!

Have a Happy VGNO!

Tania said...

Funny... I have some pictures just like that... well not just like yours, but you know what I mean...

blueviolet said...

I can't believe that bank conversation! Those are crazy photos!

Happy VGNO!

Matty said...

Great old pictures. We have some of them too.

Question: how do you post old pictures onto your blog?

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I'm raising a glass to you, Gladys! :)

I've got scads of pictures in albums I'll never remember who the people in them all are. I think it's cool you're related to Poncho Villa... ;)

Happy FF and VGNO! :)

Unknown Mami said...

Those pictures are pretty awesome even if you don't know who's in them.

Gladys said...

Carolee -maybe I would recognize the people in yours.

Tania - yes I do know what you mean. Do you have any of me?

Blue Violet - Yes, the you could hear the teller's eyes roll in the back of her head.

Matty - I just scan them into my computer.

Staci - Does that make ME the cook chick now?

Gladys said...

Uknown Mami- I think so too especially Poncho Villa.

Gena said...

Love the pictures!

Happy VGNO

Gladys said...

Gina- Thanks. Happy VGNO!

JennyMac said...

Loved the pics! And those conversations made me laugh out loud.

mub said...

My brother and I used to LOVE to listen to Fibber McGee and Molly before we went to bed! I liked some of the mysteries too, but there was one episode of Lights Out, Everybody that seriously gave me the heebie jeebies for YEARS!

Mrs4444 said...

That guy at the bank sounds like a real character :)

You're right-we all have photos like that. I enjoyed your commentary.

Kirby3131 said...

what a hoot! I've got some pictures of families that I've never seen before, but not quite as eclectic a group as you have.

I had a good laugh about your DMV experience :), too!

Kristin - The Goat