The Portugal Years: Throwback Thursday

Four Generations
Four Generations-June 1982

I had my dad snap this photo of the four of us because, well it is just the done thing in my family, and I wanted this memory preserved. All of us were the oldest child in our families (Mom had some half brothers but she was her mother’s only child). We are sitting on a box that my grandfather built in which to store the trash cans between pick ups.  If you look closely, you can see my grandmother’s clothes line with the prop and the clothes pins.

The building you see in the background was where the caretakers of the Jewish cemetery back there where I spent many peaceful hours riding my bicycle. With permission. And never on Sunday – that was when the families came to visit the family graves. I loved looking at the Hebrew words engraved in the headstones. The caretakers were friends with my little granny and once in a time of need they took care of me for a couple of days and I slept in their home. I’m sure Stephen King could have made something out of that overnight! It wasn’t a problem for me, though, until my school friends found out. Yes, I told them, but it had never occurred to me that it was something out of the ordinary.

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31 thoughts on “The Portugal Years: Throwback Thursday

  1. HaHA I am here, Susan. What a lovely story! And boy do you ever look like your MOM! Wow! I love the clothes line, (we had one of those too) and I loved your Stephen King story. Remember now, I am coming with you when you go to Portugal. I think the Professor might be too. Before you know it, we will have to charter an entire plane because of all that will be coming! LOL Love, Amy

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    1. I miss our conversations, too. My little dog died three weeks ago, and I miss him so very much. He was a gift from my heavenly Father and lived with us nearly 15 years.

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        1. I am sorry. I have programmed my blogs to not allow posting after two weeks because of all of the spam. If you leave a message, I should be able to approve it.

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                1. Day before yesterday it was 90. Today it’s been around 85. We went right from winter into summer. Except it is still cool at night. I’m in the north central area.

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                    1. Yes. The winter was terrible. I’ve been busy. I purchased a car the end of last month, and sold my classic mustang today. I am blessed!:)

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                    2. I know they did. Thank God it’s Spring! It was nice talking with you. I have to eat dinner. I try to eat no later than 6. Stay blessed Susan!

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