Friday, October 28, 2011


Susan gave me this envelope of old pictures.  I LOVE it, it's dated 1927.  I think we should all go back to having our photos developed at the drug store, and get a cool envelope like this to store them in:

Inside the envelope were lots of pictures of the Rosaias and the Giustis, in the Roaring 20s.  I have it on good authority that Fred and Frank were involved in some sort of shady bootlegging operation and somehow Baba got mixed up in it.  No pix of that little episode though :-(  Mostly group photos of people eating, mugging for the camera and posing in their fabulous 20s fashions.

Here are 2 of Baba, as Susan mentioned tomorrow is his birthday.  If he were still with us, he'd be 111 tomorrow right?  Miss that guy, he truly would have provided me with blog material every single day:

Sorry the pictures are not better, and I'm not sure who else is in the photos.  But it's fun to see Baba the "Steelhead Master" as Jon called him when I showed him the last batch of Baba pictures (and YES, Jon is the spitting image of our grandpa.)

I'm sure these were taken in the Seattle area, it would be fun to know where and how much has changed in 80 some years.


susna said...

The Steelhead Master was a fan of the "Hawaiian Wiggler" lure - it always seemed to work and I remember going to Ernst-Downtown with him to pick up lures. But then "Advice is always free in the Pacific Northwest!"

Laurie said...

love it. And I miss Ernst.

zaideafraidey said...

no you don't miss Ernst, you miss Jones and Mohns..ahhhh (that is probably why we all have a love for hardward stores)

Laurie said...

true, J&M was the BEST. Nothing else comes close. Also Kimball's Dept Store.