Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Family-Florida Years









The Family in Florida: top from right to left...Mike and Me with our "weapons" at Manasota Beach, Englewood, Fl....sister Marty 1956 in Venice....Grandma Wilda Houseworth(1883-1975) with Marty 1953....Mike, Marty, and me at the Blanton Collier Museum in Sarasota 1956...Mug shot of the family Stan(1917-1972) Peg and the 3 oldest kids in 56....




Mike and our old mutt Brandy...a Red Bone Hound mix...who was killed by a rattlesnake while protecting the yard one night....she took care of the snake first...me, Mike, and Marty , on a Flyer bike...bottom right...Me and Nick the Beagle with dad's cache of weapons in 1961.....














The South Venice, Florida 66(at various time ESSO and Gulf) service station owned by Dad(Stan) and his older brother John Houseworth(1915-1990)





Me looking pleased to be holding the newest member of the family...Kelly, who was born in Venice in 62......







Finally, Me and the girls, Marty and Kelly in the summer of 63......
















5 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

Great pics, Pat. I'm sure your family appreciates your efforts (as well as us Ol' Farts who like the historical aspect of your pics). Just reinforces the fact that I need a scanner!!

Mushy said...

Good, you could almost place me in some of those shots and it would be my family. We've led similar lives and ended up in similar places over the years!

I love to read your posts, because it's almost like reading about me!

pat houseworth said...

Thanks Guys....appreciate it...I've got 5 or 6 blogs I read on a daily basis...as winter and cold weather sets in I will have more time to go into details of my Air Force and other years.

Mushy said...

Both you guys also need PhotoShop Elements...to bring the color back to those old shots before the completely fade away.

It's less that $100 now, and is really fun.

Also, be sure you get a scanner that copies slides...that is if you took a lot in 'Nam with slide film! Old slides fade too!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Those are great shots. Love the one with all the guns, and the long bow, piled against the wall. Pure Americana. Yep, looks a lot like our old family shots, but I guess more of mine are in color, being younger. Love these nostalgic posts.