Wednesday, July 21, 2010

It's REDnesday, so wear your red bandana and be a pirate!

My brother's pirate party ca. 1960

My mother always came up with great ideas for our birthdays or Halloween when we were little. We were known for our pirate or hobo parties.
Here I think my brother was probably six. He's the little boy to the left of the boy with black eye patch. I wonder where my mother got that ship that was the centerpiece. Cute idea.
Wonder if children have pirate-theme parties anymore?

I love to look at my parents' old slides. I have them in my computer
and enjoy looking at the many ways my mother
used items she had in her home. We moved fairly often
so with these slides I am reminded how creative she was
using her milk glass for holiday dinners and special occasions.
The table in this picture is covered by a tablecloth but I am sitting
at that table now as I create this posting.
The stories this table could tell!

Have a very RED day
and visit Sue at
It's a Cherry World


Theresa said...

Well Good morning my friend! I am an early morning person but I schedule my post at night:) When I was having so many problems with blogger last year, I started scheduling them so that they would have time to creap into the blog world! I just kept doing it that way:)

Cutest pirate picture, I love looking at old pictures and all of the surroundings! Sounds like your Mama sure made a birthday special for all of you!

Have a blessed day my friend! BIG HUGS!

Rita said...

My daughter-in-law just had a pirate birthday party for my grandson. She did a scavenger hunt with them and each child got a small chest filled with goodies out of the larger chest when they found the "treasure". They had lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

Pirate parties are hot for all ages these days.
Fun remembering a simpler time though.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Such a cool picture!!

I bet the Pirates of the Caribbean moves have renewed the interest in all things pirate. I admire your mom's creativeness - I think it makes it so much more meaningful to incorporate things you see everyday, into special occasions. How cool is it for your brother to be able to look at the ship 6 months later (or years later) and remember his pirate party!

Deb said...

what a fun post...I love my looking at old family photos....

Julie Harward said...

She sounds like a wonderful mom to me. And they do still have theme birthday parties. We had a party for every child every year, that was a lot of parties with 8 kids! :D

Shanna Brooks said...

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Ann said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks so much for stopping by and becoming a "friend." I've been a little lax with the blogging since our big move, one month ago. We moved from a border town too except we were on the AZ/Mexico border. I am going to miss all my trips down to much fun!
Your blog looks great and I'd love to be your friend, too!

Apron Senorita said...

I love old photographs. Remindes me of Pirates Landing Restaurant in Port Isabel right by the SPI bridge. But I have to say I prefer Black Beards Restaurant on SPI Drive. Yummy!!

Take care, Yoli :)

Nancy's Notes said...

Love the pirate photograph, what a fun party! Oh Karen, I can tell from all of your old family photographs and all of your wonderful stories about growing up, your Mom was an amazing lady! What a neat mom, oh so creative, smart, fun and oh so very clever! (sounds just like you, my dear friend!)

I love your blog, it's just great!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

So cute!! I dressed my boys as pirates for Halloween when they were younger. Thanks for bringing back those great memories!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love this post! What a wonderful photo and all the memories it evokes.

Happy Rednesday,

~~Carol~~ said...

What a great picture! I bet all of those kids had such a blast. And it's always so much fun to look at old pictures, and remember some great times!
Happy REDnesday!

craftyles said...

Cute pic. I had a pirate party for my son when he was about 6. It was really fun to plan it and have it. I also love old slides! Happy Reds!

Cherry Chick said...

How wonderful that you're able to digitize all your old pictures and slides. The quality on the pirate pictures is great. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Laura said...

Karen- this is a wonderful photograph!
My scanner on my printer doesn't work-I need to work on that.

Your blog is amazing friend!


Mary Elizabeth said...

I thought I'd follow you to make it an even 100 followers!!

Melody said...

Sorry I'm visiting a little late, but what a great red memory! Kids do still have pirate parties..with all the Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow movies it's back in style.