Monday, June 7






Mr. kenju (on left) with some of his cousins and an aunt, in 1948.
























Mr. Kenju's aunt and mother (on right), in 1927.


















Another photo in mr. kenju's family collection, taken somewhere in NYC in the 40's or 50's.

Nothing like being invited over to view the laundry! At least it's clean......lol

20 comments:

Beverly said...

I love the old photos that you find to put up on your blog. There are some real treasures there.

Gilly said...

They probably forgot the washing was there - they all had their backs to it!!

I do love old photos!

Angie said...

Priorities. It's all about priorities. The laundry comes first. LOL

kenju said...

I don't understand what happens to the photos and copy after I hit publish. Before, the post looks perfect.

BLOGGER? Why does that happen?

Arkansas Patti said...

Hay, he was really cute. I'd have pestered him to death at that age.

How funny about the laundry. Today with digital, it would have been noticed and everyone moved---or maybe not.

Grannymar said...

The clothes line was the tumble dryer of the day back then. I remember running in and out through the bedsheets as they billowed on the clothes line. I also remember my fingers sticking to the frozen clothes as I hung them on the line with a hope of a thaw and a breeze to dry them.

Oh, the memories. I love old photos.

Jo said...

I could only see some of the pictures, but my goodness, those women are beautiful...! Like movie stars.

Maria said...

I have always found old photos fascinating and you certainly have come up with some interesting ones.

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the photo with the washing in the background!:D

Blogger plays up for me too! Drives me nuts sometimes.

Oh I did your meme btw. :)

One Woman's Journey said...

I love looking at old pictures. Have boxes that my mother passed on to me. Notice - how dressed up and elegant the women always appeared in these pictures.
Now it seems dress is really casual.

Pat said...

Lovely photos and two tall elegant ladies. No wonder he chose to marry another tall elegant lady.

Ginnie said...

At least the laundry doesn't have any "unmentionables" on it !!

tiff said...

laundry is a fact of life. I enjoy these photos!!

tiff said...

Oh, and I'd be happy to show you how to read code in your posts to get the pictures aligned correctly. Blogger isn't really WYSIWYG.

rosemary said...

I really enjoy old photos and how stiff everyone usually looks. I also loved the last poem....I should have slapped the crap out of a few men in my life.....would have made me feel really good.

Nance said...

Blogger makes me insane! Everything is perfect, alignment is pristine, I post and Postergeists get hold of it. (Oooh, that was terrible!) AND you can edit until your brains fall out; it just keeps going back to whatever squirrelly thing it decided to do in the first place.

The pics are great, though!

srp said...

Well, you have to have clean clothes...... and since there were no dryers, what could they do? ;)

Oh, I think the artist you were trying to think of is Georgia O'Keefe. I love her paintings as well!

Joy Des Jardins said...

I love these old photos Judy. Mr. Kenju looks pretty cute in that first photo....what little of his face I can see.

Maybe 'airing out the laundry' so to speak, was a good thing for people to see back then. ~Joy

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Mr. Kenhu was so adorable! Such a good looking boy and I know from pictures he stayed Good Looking into Manhood...
I LOVE these old pictures, Judy.....
Was it in Douglaston?

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great photos of family!
The first photo is lovely. Love old photos and I have many pictures of my mother and my father's.

PS: Like Jo, I could only see some of the pictures too...