Last week while I was puttering around sorting and cleaning in my studio I opened
a drawer in my vanity. (My studio is one of our extra bedrooms...So it has some of my family antiques serving double duty) It is full of old love letters from my husband. Pictures and mementos. I have tried over the years to keep all my family and Jer's photo's together and
more organized. I really don't want them getting mixed up with any of the vintage photo's I
collect for art or re-sale. So when I saw these three and a few more I pounced and got them put
away. But not before I scanned them into the computer and had a chance to share them. These
pictures are all from my side of the family. The top photo is of my dad Robert and his
grandmother Ainge. I loved her name...She looks so unhappy and severe in this picture. But
the woman I knew was sweet and delightful. She had a wonderful laugh. I was really lucky to
have had her in my life also and for so long.
The second picture is of the covered bridge on to Kiger Island Oregon. My grandparents and
mom went over that bridge for years to and from their farm before it had to be finally taken
down. As kids my sister and cousins and I would fish from the new bridge...our fish always fell
off the hook before we got them up it...Silly kids. It is quite a lug to get your canoe or boat up
from the river right there too...
The last picture is of my grandfather Delbert Hathaway with his bees. He was a beekeeper and a farmer
This is pretty late in his life..mid 80's I would guess from my memories. He kept our whole
family in honey and passed on to quiet a few of us the love of bees. Sadly I can't handle them
because I am so allergic. But if you have ever had the pleasure of standing out in the hives.
It is hard to describe. Warm summer air....heavy with the harvest coming..the bees coming and
going as fast as they can...Around my grandfather as you can see in the pictures...They became
quiet and lazy..He used the smoker to calm them down..but if he was out with them alone he
usually didn't need it. Those bees loved him.
Anyway...Some of my family photos and I wanted to share them before I tucked them away