This week's scanning was made up of a little bit of this and a tad of that. We found pictures of John & Marilyn Wheeler at their wedding in 1955. Some more Navy pictures. Another slide tray belonging to my Grandmother, Ruth Clark. There were also a lot of pictures of me (Kim) showing up this week. It's a curious thing, seeing yourself as a child so many years ago. Of particular ... Read More about A Little of This & a Tad of That, but Mostly Me…
This blog is for family things, to record some of our photos and history, and to take a look back at the ones who came before us. Since I'm the one with the blog, you're getting my perspective, my memories and a look into who I am and maybe a little about the "why". Maybe that's a good thing, maybe not, but I'd really like to include other perspectives as well. If you have an article, a ... Read More about Some Folks Say They Look a Lot Like Me (Us)
The name of this website is That Salad. And most of you reading this know why. If you don't, you need to read this page before continuing. As we were doing our weekly scanning, we ran across some photos that reinforced to me just how deep our traditions are ingrained in us. Holiday and special occasion tradition: That salad: on the table in that white Melmac serving bowl. The ... Read More about Evidence of the Wheeler Family Traditions
A few pictures from our last session, and a few comments. This is a mish-mash, combination, variety, this & that roundup of photos. Sometimes a batch of scattered slides shows up and we grab, scan and figure it out later. What is a slide, you ask? For those younger browsing family members, do you even know what "slides" are? They look like photo negatives, encased in a little cardboard ... Read More about Random Moments in Time: A Quick Look Back.
The Wheeler cousins Are family reunions still a thing? When we were growing up, the Wheeler family had a reunion every summer. The meeting place was the community center in the small town where my parents were raised - Eolia. Dad and his brothers, James & Paul, had some really great kids! The cousins became good friends during that time. We looked forward to the reunions and spending ... Read More about The Cousins: Then & Now
U.S.S. Waccamaw AO-109, U. S. Navy The U.S.S. Waccamaw was a replenishment oiler. A replenishment oiler is a naval auxiliary ship with fuel tanks and dry cargo holds, which can conduct underway replenishment on the high seas. In other words, they refueled other ships while out in the water, far away from land. On its second midshipman cruise in 1955, the U.S.S. Waccamaw ... Read More about Navy Days 1954-1956